• LIST: 13 summer life hacks for Arizonans

    The summer months are no joke in Arizona, which is why we've compiled a list of summer life hacks that will keep you safe and cool during those scorching days.

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    City of Tempe testing ways to mitigate extreme heat

    As climatologists warn that weather patterns will grow warmer here in the Valley, keeping cities cool is an increasingly important task. Tempe is already working on it.

  • A lot of people have to work in the heat. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    AZ workers do their best coping with extreme heat

    Valley firefighters went on a number of calls involving heat-related illness, including one in downtown Phoenix.

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    Weather service issues excessive heat warning for Phoenix

    There were 155 heat-associated deaths in Phoenix’s Maricopa County in 2017, the highest annual number ever recorded, as the city experienced its warmest year on record.

  • Fourth of July ushers in weather pattern change

    The Fourth of July is typically a hot and dry holiday in Arizona.  And while that will be the case this year, a big weather change is headed our way later this week. 

  • The low level of the water line is shown on the banks of the Colorado River at the Hoover Dam Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Hoover Dam, Ariz. Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona commits to drought plan for Colorado River

    Arizona water officials committed Thursday to reach a multi-state plan by the end of the year to stave off Colorado River water shortages, or at least lessen the impact. 

  • Phoenix won't likely see a 122-degree day anytime soon. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Will Phoenix soon see another 122 degree day?

    But there's now a big difference between today's Phoenix and the city back in 1990: it's retaining more heat. 

  • Phoenix could see another near-record year in terms of temperature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Excessive heat warning issued for Maricopa county

    The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for eight counties in Arizona, including Maricopa. 

  • LIST: Free splash pads in Phoenix

    Cool off at one of Phoenix's free splash pads.

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    Monsoon season begins with rain chances in the Phoenix forecast

    The monsoon season has officially begun with rain in the forecast for Phoenix on Friday. The high for Friday is expected to be around 95 degrees with a 30 to 50 percent chance of rain.

  • Metal seat belts, plastic latches on car seats, even door handles can get so hot they'll burn an unsuspecting child's skin in a matter of seconds. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Seat belts and door handles can cause severe burns in extreme heat

    Metal seat belts, plastic latches on car seats, even door handles can get so hot they'll burn an unsuspecting child's skin in a matter of seconds.

  • On average the Phoenix metro area sweats through 92 days (three months!) of 100 degrees or higher and 11 days (nearly two weeks) of 110 degrees or more.  (Source: vladischern via 123 RF)

    Heat safety 101

    On average the Phoenix metro area sweats through 92 days (three months!) of 100 degrees or higher and 11 days (nearly two weeks) of 110 degrees or more, according to the National Weather Service. There are several easy things you can do to protects yourself and your loved ones.

  • Phoenix Rising FC players Jordan Stewart (left) and Jason Johnson (right) train in the heat, even though the conditions are often above 100 degrees. Many players see it as an advantage. (Source: John Arlia/Cronkite News)

    Triple digits? Done properly, training in intense heat can have advantages

    A 2010 study by human physiology researchers at the University of Oregon found performance increases of approximately seven percent by athletes participating in a heat acclimation program.

  • Creative way to help the pooch cool off

    We're in the dog days of summer in Phoenix! I know I do my best to keep cool if I'm outside, but I saw a pretty creative idea in my neighborhood to help pets do the same! 

  • Phoenix could see another near-record year in terms of temperature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The heat index

    “The heat index, also known as the apparent temperature, is what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature,” the NWS explains on Weather.gov.

  • Reseacher Peter Crank, who studies urban heat, prepares for his research from the skies. He collects data on air temperatures compared to surface tempeartures. (Photo courtesy of Peter Crank and Mary Wright)

    Researchers study urban heat from the sky, with hopes of a slightly cooler future

    One researcher takes to the skies, while another is rooted to the ground. Both are on a mission to learn more about urban heat. 

  • Is my car on fire? No, just summer in Arizona

    Your car is baking in the heat; here's how to help

    Some of these you may know, but here are a few easy things you can to do try and keep that car as cool as possible while we bake for the next few months.

  • Hiking in Arizona (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Why Phoenix doesn't have a hot weather 'stupid hiker law'

    Arizonans experience the extreme heat every summer, with temperatures crawling towards 120 degrees.

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    Gov. Ducey signs bill allowing hot car rescues of kids and pets

    Governor Doug Ducey has signed a bill that allows people to rescue kids and pets from hot cars. On Thursday,  the House joined the Senate in the approval of House Bill 2494. The measure provides lawsuit protections for people who break into cars to rescue children or pets.

  • Top 5 hottest days in Phoenix

    Extreme heat is just days away. But will we beat any of the hottest days that have broken records in Phoenix? We could be well on our way. Temps are expected to hit 120 by next Tuesday. 

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  • Off the beaten path: Forrest Gump Point

    Off the beaten path: Forrest Gump Point

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:31:04 GMT
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    (Sources: 3TV/CBS 5 and Paramount Pictures)(Sources: 3TV/CBS 5 and Paramount Pictures)

    People come from all over the world to see Arizona's Monument Valley. But there's one view, in particular, that has people parking on the side of the road and then dodging traffic to take a certain picture.

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    People come from all over the world to see Arizona's Monument Valley. But there's one view, in particular, that has people parking on the side of the road and then dodging traffic to take a certain picture.

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  • Earliest mention of monsoon in Arizona

    Earliest mention of monsoon in Arizona

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-07-11 13:29:04 GMT
    The Arizona monsoon probably got its name back in the late 40s. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Arizona monsoon probably got its name back in the late 40s. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The first mention of the monsoon in Arizona occurred in the 1940s.

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    The first mention of the monsoon in Arizona occurred in the 1940s.

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  • Fourth of July ushers in weather pattern change

    Fourth of July ushers in weather pattern change

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-07-03 18:55:53 GMT

    The Fourth of July is typically a hot and dry holiday in Arizona.  And while that will be the case this year, a big weather change is headed our way later this week. 

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    The Fourth of July is typically a hot and dry holiday in Arizona.  And while that will be the case this year, a big weather change is headed our way later this week. 

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