Phoenix matches lowest recorded Memorial Day high temperature
PHOENIX — If it doesn’t feel like a typical Memorial Day in Phoenix, there’s good reason for it.
Phoenix matched its lowest recorded Memorial Day high temperature in state history on Monday with a high almost 20 degrees below normal for the holiday.
The National Weather Service said Monday’s high temperature hit 79 degrees at 4 p.m., which matched the record low high temperature that was set in 1988.
Memorial Day forecast is around 20° below normal. For #Phoenix, the forecast high of 79° would tie the lowest ever temperature for any Memorial Day. #azwxhttps://t.co/J90zXE63SC pic.twitter.com/7eto4aaoge
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) May 27, 2019
Last year, the high temperature in Phoenix on Memorial Day was 98 degrees, and only once in the past ten years has the holiday high temperature dipped below 90 degrees.
The unusually low high temperature is on par for Phoenix this May, though.
The metro area has seen 11 days of lower than average high temperatures since the recorded high temperature was 100 degrees on May 15.
Only once has Phoenix’s high temperature eclipsed 90 degrees since, including four days where the high temperature was in the 70s.
The cool weather isn’t sticking around for much longer, unfortunately.
The high temperatures are expected to reach the 90s by the end of the week and jump into triple digits early next week.