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Thursday afternoon brought record-breaking heat to the Valley twice, topping out at 116 degrees after already breaking the record with 115 degrees according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
The previous record of 114 degrees was set in 2006, officials said.
The record was broken the first time at 1:28 p.m., but the temperature quickly dropped to 112 degrees by about 1:45 p.m., National Weather Service officials said.
But by 2:15 p.m. the new record was broken when temperatures hit 116 degrees.