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Updated Feb 17, 2014 - 11:41 am

Heatwave across state could break more records

PHOENIX -- Valentine's Day weekend was a hot one -- and not just for lovers.

Phoenix set a new record high for Feb. 15 with 86 on Saturday, before tying the all-time record high for Feb. 16 on Sunday with 84.

Valerie Meyers with the National Weather Service said the all-time record high for Monday is 87 and Phoenix will be within striking distance.

"Definitely if these warm temperatures continue, it will probably rank as one of the warmest Februarys that we've had," Meyers said. "It's pushing in that direction."

Douglas, Safford, Sierra Vista, Tucson, Yuma and several other communities set new high temperature records over the weekend.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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