On Tuesday, April 10, the thermometer at Sky Harbor Airport reached 100 degrees at 2:48 p.m. Here’s the lowdown from the National Weather Service.
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And this is the actual “official” thermometer at Sky Harbor Airport.
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It tied for the fourth-earliest 100 on record in Phoenix. Those records go back to 1896. Here’s the Top 5 list of early 100 degree starts.
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The average date for the first 100, all-time including all the years since 1896, is May 12. But check this out. In the past 30 years, the day has gotten earlier by 10 days. There’s something going on here.
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So what can we expect the rest of the year? Who knows, really. But in terms of 100-degree days, the total number will probably fall at 100 days-plus. That average, the number of days we actually get to 100 or more, has been moving up as well.
The good news? At this early April date, we can assure you there will be many “non” 100-degree days before we get there to stay for a while, sometime in June.
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