Arizona September 20, 2019
Late-Summer Temperatures Have Hit An All-Time High In Arizona This Year
This summer, temperatures reached a record-breaking 113 degrees on August 20 and have hovered around the 100 mark ever since. Fall is right around the corner, and Arizonans everywhere are wondering if we’ll ever see a reprieve from the oppressive heat.
We all know how unbearable the desert summer heat can be, but this year has proven truly remarkable.
Phoenix broke its all-time record on August 20, 2019, reaching a whopping high of 113 degrees. Similar conditions have persisted across the valley since then.
On September 19, Phoenix clocked in at a whopping 110 degrees. The city recorded 29 days of such oppressive heat in 2019 - the fourth-most in history.
Fortunately, the National Weather Service does not anticipate temperatures quite as stifling for the remainder of 2019.
A gradual cooling trend is expected to level things off around 100 degrees.
Consistent with this forecast, the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport recorded a high of 99 degrees this past Sunday.
We hope to see an even greater decline as fall progresses!
High temperatures are anticipated to remain around the 100s until late September into early October.
Cooler weather should start creeping in just in time for the holiday season.
Monsoon season is likely over for the year, but scattered thunderstorms may produce showers and strong winds.
This activity should diminish as we work towards cooler weather.
So, if you're looking to squeeze in one last hike before fall officially begins, consider this a go-ahead. What places are on your bucket list?
Were you aware of just how stifling it was this summer? Let us know your thoughts, and check out our previous article about what we can expect looking ahead:
The Old Farmers Almanac Predicts Winter 2020 In Arizona Will Have Colder Than Normal Temps And Above-Average Precipitation.