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Two die from record heat in Phoenix

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PHOENIX (AP) -

SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE: A woman who became unresponsive while hiking and mountain biking in Phoenix during a heat wave has died.
    
Phoenix fire officials say the 28-year-old started biking with two friends around 6 a.m. Sunday and stopped breathing a few hours later. Firefighters say her condition appeared heat-related.
    
She was flown to a hospital, where she died. The woman was an avid hiker and personal trainer who had no known medical issues.
    
Phoenix broke a hot-weather record set nearly 50 years ago on this date, hitting 117 degrees.
    
The National Weather Service says the high temperature surpassed the record for June 19 just before 1 p.m.
    
Forecasters say the temperature could go even higher.
    
Forecasters say some areas could see a high of up to 120. The previous record was 115 back in 1968.
    
A strengthening ridge of high pressure lifting out of Mexico is on course to scorch portions of Arizona and southeast California on Sunday and Monday.
Phoenix has broken a hot-weather record set nearly 50 years ago on this date, hitting 117 degrees amid a heat wave boiling parts of the Southwest.
 
ORIGINAL STORY: The National Weather Service says the high temperature surpassed the record for June 19 just before 1 p.m. Plus, meteorologist Mark O'Malley says there are still a few more hours to go before the temperature reaches its peak.
    
Forecasters say some areas could see a high of up to 120. The previous record was 115 back in 1968.
    
A strengthening ridge of high pressure lifting out of Mexico is on course to scorch portions of Arizona and southeast California on Sunday and Monday.

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