Phoenix weather: second warmest November on record

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- We just finished up the second warmest November on record in Phoenix. The records go back more than 100 years to 1895, when there wasn’t much around here except a few homes and ranches and lots of desert.

November 2012 featured an average high of 81 degrees and an average low of 56 degrees. In a nutshell, we saw temperatures average about 4 degrees above normal all month long.

We set two records for warmest low temperatures on a given date.  On Nov. 24 our low of 62 set a record, and on Nov. 28 the low of 57 was a record.

Note: We have not set a record low temperature in Phoenix, i.e., the coldest temperature for a given date since December 23, 1990. We don’t see many of those.

As far as the forecast for the coming week, we see another warming trend. We’ll finished out the weekend in the 70s, but by Tuesday and Wednesday, we’re forecasting temperatures back into the low 80s. On one or both of those days, we could even set a couple of record highs around the state.

Note 2: We have had more than 144 record high temperatures recorded since December 23, 1990. We seem to get a lot of those.