Dangerous heat this week in Phoenix

Posted on Jun-16-2017 at 15:35:00

There is no doubt about it; it will be dangerously hot over the next week across the Valley of the Sun as temperatures rise into the 115-120 degree range. 

When temperatures get this high it almost a certainty that some temperature records will be broken. So just how many could Phoenix tie/break?

Let’s start with the records that will likely be tied/broken:
- SUNDAY: Tie the daily high temperature record of 115 degrees set in 2015.

- MONDAY: Tie the daily high temperature record of 118 degrees set in 2016. 

- TUESDAY: Break the daily high temperature record of 116 degrees set in 2013. 

- WEDNESDAY: Break the daily high temperature record of 115 degrees set in 2008.

- THURSDAY: Tie the daily high temperature record of 116 degrees set in 1988.  

- MONDAY-THURSDAY: Tie the record number of consecutive days above 115 degrees. Current record was set in 1990 from June 25th through 28th (120, 122, 118, 118) 

Now for the records that could have a slight chance of being broken/tied:
- Monday-Thursday: Tie the record number of consecutive day at/above 118 degrees.  Current record was set in 1990 from June 25th through 28th (120, 122, 118, 118)

- TUESDAY: Tie the all-time record high in Phoenix of 122 degrees set on June 26, 1990 

And finally, the record that will likely not be broken but is a fun comparison. 
- The all-time world record for temperature is 134 degrees which was set in Furnace Creek, California on July 10, 1913. 

Bottom line, it is going to be very hot over the next week. Make sure you stay hydrated, check on those that may not have air conditioning and protect your pets!