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Live TV weather glitch leads to epic report

"Again, I'm not your dad, but I would get out while you still can. I think steel boils at about this temperature," Cory McCloskey said.

By Ben Hooper

PHOENIX, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- An Arizona TV weatherman whose map erroneously warned of temperatures over 1,000 degrees didn't miss a beat before delivering a tongue-in-cheek report.

Cory McCloskey, weather forecaster for KSAZ-TV Fox 10 Phoenix, was delivering the weather news during a live broadcast when a glitch in his map listed outrageously high temperatures for several areas.

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The glitch started with a single mistake, 750 degrees in Gila Bend, but the next screen bore several temperatures well over 1,000 degrees.

"Now, I'm not authorized to evacuate Ahwatukee, but this temperature seems pretty high," McCloskey said in reference to a listed temperature of 1,270 degrees.

The temperature listed for Wickenburg was 2,385 degrees.

"Frankly, Wickenberburg is a total loss," McCloskey said.

The weatherman identified "safe zones" in Chandler, Mesa and Scottsdale, where the temperatures were correctly listed in the 60s.

"Again, I'm not your dad, but I would get out while you still can. I think steel boils at about this temperature," he said in reference to the 2,960-degree temperature listed for Cave Creek. "So don't even bother looting up there, it's not going to be worth it."

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