Photo: Lake Havasu City, Az
April 29, 2007
The temperature in Lake Havasu City inched past the RECORD HIGH over the weekend. The thermometer shot to 104.6 degrees at 4:10 p.m. Saturday. The previous record was 104 degrees, set in 2000. Normally at this time of year, it would be 15 degrees cooler. A high-pressure ridge over the southwest should keep temperatures over 100 until the middle of next week; the ridge is causing hot weather over the entire region. The RECORD HIGH temperature in Imperial, Calif. was also broken Saturday, when it hit 106 degrees. The old record was 101 degrees, set in 2004. Phoenix reached 101 degrees at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, short of the record 104 degrees set in 1992.
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