Jowan Thornton of the Salvation Army Red Shield Survival Squad, an outreach that uses a mobile truck to deliver cold water to homeless suffering in the Phoenix heat, hits the streets on a record-breaking day, June 20, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com
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It’s not only tubers who made their way to the Salt River on one of the hottest days of the year. The horses that run wild in Mesa also congregated there on June 20, 2017, to cool down. Patrick Breen/azcentral.com
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Tempe Junior Crew Head Coach Peter Cannia talks about his team members training early on Tempe Town Lake to beat the heat.
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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) received ice donations Tuesday morning to help keep the animals in the shelter cool during the heat wave.
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It’s a dry heat, right? Not necessarily – find out what other misconceptions people have about our weather in the Valley of the Sun.
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With temperatures projected to reach record highs this week, The Republic went out to see how the people of Phoenix were reacting to the heat wave. Sam Caravana/azcentral.com
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The Phoenix Zoo’s Linda Hardwick talks about how both the animal residents and visitors beat the heat on June 19, 2017. Mark Henle/azcentral.com
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Extreme heat facts and tips for coping in Phoenix.
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The heat can kill. When temperatures outside reach 100 degrees, temperatures inside a car can get up to 138 degrees in 5 minutes and 150 degrees in 15 minutes. Here are ideas on how to reduce the risk of forgetting about a child or pet in a hot car.
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Maricopa County Animal Crimes Unit detectives Frederick Porter and Dee Daniel discuss the importance of shade for animals during the Arizona heat wave.
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As the Southwestern U.S. is about to feel the wrath of a punishing heat wave that includes a forecast of 120 degrees in Phoenix, bringing tough days ahead of many residents, air conditioner repairmen see big business on the horizon. (June 19)
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Jessie Atencio, assistant director of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health, talks about a heat-stress campaign, trying to educate businesses on worker safety in the summer months.
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The Salvation Army has set up heat-relief stations around the Valley, providing water and sometimes sunscreen for people out and about in the high temperatures. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com
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Phoenix will have to settle for a simple record high of 119 degrees Tuesday.
While there was speculation and in some circles, fascination, with the chance of reaching 120 degrees the high temperature fell a degree short.
So Tuesday will go down as the fourth-hottest day on record for Phoenix. The 119-degree high ties with June 29, 2013 at No. 4 on the list. The high also set a record for June 20, topping the mark set last year of 116 degrees.
The temperature at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport jumped three degrees in the span of 70 minutes Tuesday afternoon, reaching 119 degrees shortly after 2 p.m.
The scorching temperatures first broke a record at 1:27 p.m., when the temperature at Sky Harbor reached 117 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
This is the second consecutive day the city has at least tied its daily heat record. Monday’s high of 118 tied a record set in 2016. It’s likely that streak will continue.
Wednesday’s forecast calls for a high of 117 while the record for June 21 is 115 set in 2008.
An excessive heat warning remains in place until 9 p.m. Sunday as high temperatures are expected to reach at least 113 degrees through Monday.
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