Phoenix’s record-breaking hot streak of 31 consecutive days of 110 degrees or higher ended Monday when the temperature at the city’s airport reached just 108, the National Weather Service said.
The old streak was 18 back-to-back days with highs over 110 degrees, set in 1974.
It was breached in June amid a prolonged heat wave that hit large parts of the US
The high of 108 degrees recorded at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Monday is not that unusual, coming in about 2 degrees above normal, the weather service said.
The heat in Arizona has been deadly. Maricopa County, home to the city of 1.6 million, has had 25 confirmed heat-related deaths this season, according to a recent county Department of Public Health report.
The streak may be over, but the hot weather isn’t: Highs above 110 degrees are forecast for Wednesday, and the lower deserts will most likely have highs above 115 degrees this weekend, according to the weather service in Phoenix.