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Phoenix is on the cusp of a new heat record after a 53rd day reaching at least 110 degrees this year

by Ethan Kim
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Phoenix Heat Record

Phoenix is edging closer to breaking another heat record this summer, experiencing yet another scorching day with temperatures reaching 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 Celsius). This occurrence marked the 53rd such day in 2023, equalling the previous record set in 2020. Should Phoenix maintain its trend and register temperatures of 110 degrees or higher as anticipated on Saturday, it would establish a new milestone of 54 days in a single year.

An extreme heat warning has been issued for the entire weekend, with Saturday expecting temperatures as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 Celsius) and Sunday projecting 111 degrees Fahrenheit (43.8 Celsius). Monday is anticipated to reach a maximum of 109 degrees Fahrenheit (42.7 Celsius).

July witnessed Phoenix shattering records with a 31-day streak of temperatures at or above 110 degrees, eclipsing the previous 18-day record set in 1974. This extraordinary heatwave extended from Texas through New Mexico and Arizona into the deserts of California.

As of Wednesday, Phoenix has already endured over 100 days of temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 Celsius) in 2023. This aligns with the annual average of 111 days with triple-digit temperatures recorded between 1991 and 2020.

In Maricopa County, which encompasses Phoenix and stands as Arizona’s most populous county, there is an alarming trend towards an annual record for heat-related fatalities. Health officials in the county reported 194 confirmed heat-associated deaths as of September 2nd, with an additional 351 cases under investigation. In 2022, Maricopa County documented 425 heat-related deaths, highlighting the severity of the situation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Phoenix Heat Record

Q: How many days has Phoenix experienced temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit in 2023?

A: Phoenix has seen temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit for 53 days in 2023, tying the previous record set in 2020.

Q: Is there a heat warning in effect for Phoenix?

A: Yes, an extreme heat warning is in effect for the entire weekend, with temperatures expected to reach as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday and 111 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday.

Q: What was the previous record for consecutive days above 110 degrees in Phoenix?

A: The previous record for consecutive days above 110 degrees in Phoenix was 18 days, set in 1974.

Q: How does the number of hot days in 2023 compare to the annual average?

A: In 2023, Phoenix has experienced over 100 days with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which is in line with the annual average of 111 days between 1991 and 2020.

Q: Are there concerns about heat-related fatalities in Maricopa County?

A: Yes, Maricopa County is on track to potentially set an annual record for heat-associated deaths, with 194 confirmed cases as of September 2nd, and an additional 351 cases under investigation. In 2022, the county recorded 425 heat-related deaths.

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WeatherWatch September 9, 2023 - 3:47 pm

Red alert! More hot days, need water, stay safe folks!

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