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4:05 AM Thu, Sept. 20th

Hottest day ever in Prescott?

 Pronghorn may be used to the heat, but it was so hot Monday even they were taking advantage of some shade.

Photo by Scott Orr.

Pronghorn may be used to the heat, but it was so hot Monday even they were taking advantage of some shade.

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United Way of Yavapai County volunteer and Wells Fargo executive Norman Balderrama and Luis Reyes of Wells Fargo do landscaping work at the Coalition for Compassion and Justice cottage on Fair Street as part of the United Way’s annual Day of Action on June 21.

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TLL Electric electrician Ismael Reyes works on the traffic signal equipment at the intersection of Willow Creek Road and Pioneer Parkway on Tuesday, June 21.

PRESCOTT – The high temperature in Prescott on Monday, June 20, was either 105 degrees, measured at the airport, or 104 degrees, as measured at the National Weather Service’s Sundog station.

It either broke or tied the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Prescott. The previous record was 104, recorded on June 29, 1994.

That kind of heat will generally fire up the monsoon, and right on time. Central Arizona Fire Chief Scott Freitag reported both a dust storm and rain on the north side of Prescott Valley at about 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 21, the National Weather Service forecast called for a 20 percent chance of rain, and 10 percent for Wednesday.

Neither Prescott Fire nor Central Arizona Fire reported any heat-related medical calls on the hottest day ever in Prescott.