Arizona June 17, 2019
Arizona Is Hotter Right Now Than It Has Been In Over 40 Years
We rejoiced when we heard that temperatures are predicted to be cooler than normal across the Grand Canyon State this year, but if you’ve been outdoors lately, the weather has been anything but mild – and the summer season hasn’t even officially begun. New information released by leading weather sources suggests that we may have gotten our hopes up too high. According to the National Weather Service, Phoenix matched a record high temperature set well over 40 years ago.
Arizona is no stranger to oppressive heat during the warmer months, but we're already seeing unprecedented temperatures as we inch closer to the official start of summer.
Blistering heat swept through the valley last week, leaving residents absolutely terrified of what's to come.
Phoenix broke 110 degrees for the first time in 2019 on Wednesday, June 12th. The highest measurement of the day hit a whopping 112 degrees, which tied the date’s all-time high set in 1974.
Flagstaff, on the other hand, was a surprising 32 degrees cooler than Phoenix on that very same day.
The Northern Arizona city reached 80 degrees, a temperature it hadn't yet seen in 2019.
With such intense heat sweeping through the state, make sure to stay extremely well-hydrated.
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are very real dangers at high temperatures, and hikers are particularly susceptible, so bring plenty of water if you plan on hitting the trails.
This heat isn’t just hazardous for humans; it only takes a few minutes for dogs and other pets to succumb to the effects of overheating.
Make sure your four-legged friends are drinking plenty of water too - and
never leave them locked in a car, even if you’re just making a quick stop and leave the windows open.
Get ready, y'all... unrelenting sunshine is expected to be the theme of this summer.
If you live in the Phoenix area, the Salvation Army has set up 12 heat relief stations that will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on any day that an Excessive Heat Warning is issued by the National Weather Service.
These indoor facilities will provide hydration and a place to cool off for anyone looking to escape the heat. Click
to see exact addresses and an interactive map of all 12 locations.
Did you feel the extreme heat last week? If so, what did you do to combat it? Keep these spots in mind for when the next temperature spike hits:
7 Swimming Spots With The Clearest, Most Pristine Water In Arizona.