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Record high in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 19, 2017 at 5:29 p.m.



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PHOENIX (AP) — Several cities in the western U.S. saw record-breaking temperatures Saturday.

The National Weather Service reported record highs in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah for March 18.

In Arizona, Phoenix hit 95 degrees, beating by one degree the record high that had held for 10 years. Meanwhile, Yuma reached a high of 96 degrees and Kingman saw 83 degrees, both tying their 110-year-old records set last century in 1907.

California's Death Valley had a high of 99 degrees, surpassing by one degree its record, which was set 70 years ago in 1947.

Las Vegas reached its first 90-degree day of the season, breaking the previous record of 88 degrees set in 1972.

Five places in both New Mexico and Utah, including Salt Lake City — where the temperature hit 79 degrees — also had record highs.

According to the National Weather Service, the previous record high for Salt Lake City on March 18 was 72 degrees, set back in 1972.

Contributing: Jordan Ormond

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