Extreme heat facts and tips for coping in Phoenix.
Weldon B. Johnson/azcentral.com
The average first 100 degree day in Phoenix typically falls on May 2, according to the National Weather Service.
Phoenix flirted with 100 degree temperatures Sunday, but didn’t break the triple-digit barrier, even as some outlying areas broke 100.
Monday’s temperatures will drop down to a high of 94 degrees from Sunday’s high of 99, according to the National Weather Service. Cities farther out from the Valley, such as Gila Bend, broke 100 over the weekend.
It will be at least several days before there is another opportunity to break 100, according to the weather service.
Although the heat was close to breaking 100 degrees, over the last 35-years or so, the average first 100 degree day in Phoenix typically falls on May 2, said Jessica Note, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
Phoenix averages about 109 days per year that are 100 degrees or warmer, Note added.
On this date in 1987, the record for heat was broken at 99 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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