Phoenix Ties Record For Longest Streak of Days At 110 Degrees or Hotter
Phoenix is in the middle of a historic heatwave. On Monday, Phoenix tied the record for longest streak of days at 110 degrees or hotter and the city is about to set a new record on Tuesday.
Meteorologists are reporting no end in sight with temperatures that will be in the 117-118 range thru Friday this week and 113-115 Saturday thru Tuesday.
The National Weather Service is estimating this heat streak will more than likely go 25 straight days of temperatures at 110 degrees or hotter.
The past record for the longest hot streak was recorded at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It started on June 30, 1974.
Authorities are urging residents to take this heat seriously. There is little to no relief at night with high temperatures and it is important to stay indoors as much as possible and stay hydrated.
Phoenix set a record for July 15 when it hit 118 degrees on Saturday, which was the hottest day of the year so far.
How Battle the Arizona Heat
Heat related illnesses are to be taken seriously. A prolonged time in the Arizona sun can result in heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death.
Those who are outside in the summer heat elements need to be aware of the warning signs of heat-related illnesses. Symptoms can come on fast and if not treated can lead to severe problems. Symptoms to be aware of are heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache and nausea. Seek help immediately if you believe you or someone is experience a heat related illness.
Authorities are asking everyone to limit their outdoor activities between sunrise and sunset this time of excessive heat. People should drink more water than usual, while avoiding sugar and caffeinated drinks. Those types of drinks can cause dehydration in the body.
City of Phoenix has implemented a policy to not only protect hikers but also first responders. Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon and Cholla trails and all Piestewa Peak trails will closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days that have excessive heat warnings.
In addition, dogs are not allowed on Phoenix hiking trails when the temperature are in the triple digits.
Stay cool, stay hydrated and stay inside until we get relief from these extreme high temperatures.