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Because elevations in Arizona range from 70 feet on the Colorado River to
12,633 feet on Humphreys Peak, one of the San
Francisco Peaks, it is possible, on any given day, for the coldest or
hottest temperature in the United States to be recorded in Arizona.
The coldest recorded temperature in Arizona was -40 degrees recorded
at Hawley Lake on January 7, 1971. The hottest recorded temperature
in Arizona was 128 degrees recorded in Lake Havasu City on June 29, 1994.
For more information, see: State
Extremes. For additional information about the climate
in Lake Havasu City, at Hawley Lake and at other locations in Arizona,
see Arizona Climate Summaries at the Western
Regional Climate Center site.
The temperature in Phoenix reached 122 degrees on June 26, 1990. For
additional information about the weather in Phoenix, see the National
Weather Service site or check out NOAA's Past Weather site (see instructions below).
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