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Record Highs Possible In The Southwest This Week

Much of the southwestern U.S. will see a warming trend over the next several days.  Through Friday, a ridge of high pressure will noticeably warm things up.  High pressure has clockwise circulation, which will serve to bring warm air northward from Mexico.  Also, air sinks beneath ridges of high pressure.  When air sinks, it compresses, forcing molecules closer together.  This results in more friction of the air molecules, causing temps to warm.

There have already been record highs on Monday.  Check out Phoenix… making the record books not only for a daily record high, but for reaching 90 degrees this late in the year.  Never before has the Valley of the Sun reached 90 degrees after November 15th.  San Diego also had a record high on Monday, reaching 89 degrees.

More potential record highs will be possible through Friday.  Any area on the map below with a pink dot could see a new record high.

Most of the southwest will be very warm on Tuesday, in the 70’s and 80’s.  Tucson may even make it up to 90 degrees!

Many potential record highs could be broken on Tuesday, especially across Arizona.

The warm air will spread eastward on Wednesday.  70’s are expected across parts of Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.  And there will be plenty of sunshine to go along with the pleasant temperatures.

Looking at the extended forecasts for Phoenix and Tucson, the warm temps will last through Friday.  The weekend looks to be slightly cooler in both cities, with temps returning to near average numbers.  Enjoy the fantastic weather!




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Matt was born and raised on Long Island, NY.  It was there, that he had his first encounters with extreme weather.  Hurricane Belle struck in 1976.  Matt vividly remembers huddling in a hallway with his family, while the house shook from the ferocious winds.  In 1985, Hurricane Gloria came roaring ashore.  Matt and his father watched, as huge oak trees cracked like twigs in the front yard.  ... Load MoreMatt recalls, "When the trees snapped, it sounded like gunshots".  But it wasn't until college, when Matt married his love of weather with television news.  He met a local TV meteorologist at a Clemson baseball game.  An invitation was extended to tour the TV station in Greenville, SC.  Matt took him up on the offer, and a career was born.  After earning a B.S. in Marketing from Clemson, Matt enrolled in Mississippi State's nationally renowned Broadcast Meteorology Program.  He graduated with high marks, and went on to obtain Television Seals of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.  After 20 years of broadcasting, Matt has covered just about every kind of severe weather event.  But his favorite weather, is still sunshine and 75 degrees.

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