US heatwave: Scorching heat strains US air conditioning capacity

The southern US has already been baking under sweltering heat this past month. On Thursday, the city of Phoenix, Arizona marked the most consecutive days per year – 15 – with temperatures above 115F. It was also the city’s 28th day in a row with a temperature of at least 110°F, well past the previous record of 18 days set in 1974.


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