With the news that Death Valley likely had the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth this August, it’s hardly surprising to hear that 2020 was a record scorcher for the entire country. This year has the hottest summer on record for several cities across the country, including Phoenix, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Sarasota.
It's official. August was the hottest month ever recorded in Phoenix with an average of 99.1° F, beating out the previous record set just last month of 98.9° F. Before this summer, the highest monthly average was 98.3° F. #azwx pic.twitter.com/7cXVTeDdos
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) September 1, 2020
Phoenix’s average temperatures from June to August reached 96.7 degrees this year, about 1.6 degrees higher than the city’s previous record. Typically cooler cities like Bridgeport and Hartford in Connecticut also tied their previous summer highs.