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New Highs Set In Death Valley, Palm Springs

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Weather Service says a new high of 127 degrees (52.7 Celsius) has been set at California's Death Valley as a heat wave stretches across the U.S. Southwest.

Weather Service forecaster Chris Outler in Las Vegas said the record was set Tuesday, breaking the previous record of 126 registered for the day in 1916.

He says Las Vegas reached a high of 112 on Tuesday, but that wasn't a record for the day.

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The weather service says other record highs set Tuesday included 122 in Thermal, in California's Coachella Valley, and 121 in Palm Springs.

Weather service forecaster Andrew Deemer says the Phoenix high of 116 on Tuesday was tied with the previous record set in 2014.