It’s a record-setting 106 degrees and counting in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — It’s a record-setting 106 degrees and counting so far in Phoenix.

National Weather Service meteorologists say Phoenix hit the 106 mark just after noon Sunday.

With an excessive heat warning in effect, meteorologists say Phoenix could hit 108 degrees before the afternoon is over.

The previous record high for May 6 was 105 degrees, set in 1947.

At 106, it’s 14 degrees above normal for the date.

Earlier Sunday, the Salvation Army activated heat relief stations throughout metro Phoenix to provide places where people can go for water and cooling.

Officials with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health say there have been nearly 1,000 heat-associated deaths since Arizona’s most populous county began its heat surveillance project in 2006 including 155 deaths last year.

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