What was the hottest day ever recorded in Phoenix?

On June 26, 1990, Phoenix broke a major record. It was 122 degrees, and believe it or not, the city did not come to a stop.

Three decades later — this week marks the 30th anniversary —Phoenicians still share tales, now often on social media, about exploding radiators, melted asphalt, and sunburns from hell that occurred on June 26, 1990.

Some people say they don't remember, others say they'd rather forget, but everyone agrees 122 degrees is just too darn hot!

It was so hot that Sky Harbor decided to close the airport because they were worried that it would be difficult for planes to get enough lift to take off.

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