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From the Az Republic:

A daily record of 113 degrees was tied on Monday.

The high temperature Tuesday set a new record at 114. And today looks like it may be the hottest of all.

Temperatures are expected to reach 116 degrees at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, where official measurements are taken.

“A persistent, hot, high-pressure system is just sitting over the top of us, and we are baking under it,” said Chris Kuhlman of the National Weather Service.

It’s been a hot, humid August in Prescott too, with not enough rain.  Of course it is not nearly as crazy here as in Phoenix thanks to our 5300 foot elevation.