Monday, April 20, 2009

Triple Digit Phoenix Facts

It looks like today's going to be the first 100 degree day of the year.

In honor of the occasion, I pulled together a list of facts about our hot "but it's a dry heat" city.
Highest Temperatures ever recorded in Phoenix:
122 - June 26, 1990
121 - July 28, 1995
120 - June 25, 1990
118 - 7/16/25, 6/24/29, 7/11/58, 7/4/89, 6/27/90, 6/28/90, and 7/27/95
(Does anyone else remember that week in 1990?  I was driving a car whose a/c was on the fritz!)
Earliest, Latest, and Averages:
Average # of 100 degree days:  89
Most # of 100 degree days:  143 in 1989
Fewest # of 100 degree days:  48 in 1913
Average occurrence of first 100 degree day:  May 13
Earliest first occurrence of 100 degrees:  March 26, 1988
Latest first occurrence of 100 degrees:  July 18, 1913
Average last occurrence of 100 degrees:  September 28
Earliest last occurrence of 100 degrees:  September 2, 1904
Latest last occurrence of 100 degrees:  October 20, 1921
All information provided courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - www.noaa.gov
Your crazy enough that he looks forward to summer Realtor,
Chris Butterworth