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Hottest Arizona temperature occurred 20 years ago

A Newpaper from Lake Havasu City after the hottest day in Arizona. Image credit to Jon Fishman. A Newpaper from Lake Havasu City after the hottest day in Arizona. Image credit to Jon Fishman.
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The hottest temperature in Arizona occurred where we would expect it, along the Colorado River along the California border. Lake Havasu City gets the honors to have the hottest temperature ever experienced in the state with a high of 128° set back on June 29th, 1994. While that may be the hottest in the state it is still well shy of the hottest ever in the country.

California has the honors to be called the hottest state with a high recorded at Death Valley of 134° on July 10th, 1913. But that 128° in Lake Havasu is the second hottest state temperature in the country. Click here for a list of the hottest temperatures in each state. Some of those highs may surprise you, like Alaska's or North Dakota's. Notice that each high in all states is at 100° or hotter, impressive!

Now back on that date of June 29th, 1913, Tucson was hot but not the hottest we have ever been. The hottest temperature for Tucson was 117° on June 26th, 1990. Phoenix on that date saw 117° while Douglas was much cooler. Monsoon moisture probably moved in and kept the southern corner of Arizona cooler with clouds as Douglas was only 106° (still hot).

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