Phoenix sets another heat record for third consecutive day
PHOENIX—For the third straight day, Phoenix set another heat record.
The mercury hit 89 degrees at Sky Harbor International Airport around 2:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
The record high for the day was 88 degrees, which was set in 2008.
Historically, the normal high temperature is 74 degrees.
Came a degree shy of 90 today in Phoenix, but the high of 89°F still broke the daily record for the date. This is the 5th daily record high now this month. The number of 90+ °F days this month remains at 7 days (tied most with 1999) and for the year remains at 191 days. #azwx pic.twitter.com/nWAHwVTV9G
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) November 19, 2020
The record marks the fifth time in November that a daily heat record has been broken.
Phoenix also set heat records on Monday and Tuesday when the mercury topped out at 92 for both days.
Earlier this month, Phoenix recorded a high temperature of 97 degrees, making it the hottest November day in the city’s history.
Additionally, Phoenix is coming off the hottest meteorological summer on record, which includes June, July and August.
Between June and August, Phoenix reported 50 days with a high temperature of at least 110 degrees, surpassing the record of 33 days set in 2011.
2020 has also seen the most 100-degree days in Phoenix in a calendar year.