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Tucson has set a new record for 100-degree days in a year at 100

TUCSON (KVOA) - Tucson has broken the record for 100-degree days in a year and has also recorded the hottest summer on record.

At 2:11 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Tucson airport reached 100 degrees, breaking the previous record for most 100-degree days in a year set back in 1994.

2020 hasn't been a fun year and it hasn't been a fun year for weather either.

Tucson recorded the second driest Monsoon on record and we now have broken the record for the most 100-degree days in a year.

Meteorologist Shea Sorenson has been previewing these hot days on Tucson Today.

"As soon as we hit 90 days with 100-degree heat, I was like: Ok, let's just go for it at this point we are so close," Sorenson said. "A lot of people don't feel the same way I do, but seeing that number climb you are almost rooting for it at this point saying let's go 2020."

July 2019 broke the record for the hottest month ever record in Tucson. Then that same record was broken in 2020 twice. Once in July and again in August.

Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode has been forecasting in Tucson for nearly 30 years and says this is without a doubt the harshest summer he has seen.

"If we look at the last five years, the last five summers anyway, four of those hottest Summers have been since 2013," Brode said. "That doesn't guarantee that next year's going to be in the top five, but I'm starting to get a little bit worried about some of these trends that we've seen"

A few more 100-degree days remain in the forecast over the next week before we cool off.

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