Record Heat Won’t Quit in the Southwest
The hits just keep on coming regarding record hot temperatures across the Desert Southwest United States.
Phoenix, Arizona touched 92 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, shattering its previous record high temperature of 87 degrees in 2008. This is also the latest 90-degree reading observed in Phoenix in a calendar year, on record.
— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) November 17, 2020
It wasn’t just Phoenix breaking records Tuesday, neighboring Tucson broke its record high temperature of 92 degrees. Between both of these locations in Arizona, they were the hottest spots across the entire Contiguous United States Tuesday.
It’ll be another warm one Wednesday! Potential record high temperatures are forecast once again.
A slight cool down is forecast at the end of the week and this weekend, however this hot story continues for most of 2020. Phoenix has already had a record number of 110 degree days in the peak of summer’s heat, along with numerous other Southwest cities breaking these similar “number of 90/100 degree days.”