Meteorology: Dangerous hot weather continues
Phoenix – We’re staying in ABC15 weather work mode While these heat alerts serve as an additional reminder to take action to keep you and your family safe.
Heat is the number one weather-related killer. So, limit your time outside during the hottest part of the day and stay hydrated. Keep an eye on children and the elderly as they are most affected by this heat. Bring your pets inside, too.
The upper high pressure brings dangerously hot and dry conditions our way for at least another week.
Excessive heat warnings For the Phoenix metro area and most of south central Arizona it will be in place through next Sunday night. There will also be an extreme heat warning that will go into effect Tuesday morning through Sunday night for parts of southwestern Arizona, such as Yuma and Quartzsite.
A combination of hot daytime highs and warmer-than-normal nighttime lows will increase the risk of heat illness, especially next week.
Daily highs in Phoenix will reach 110 to 116 degrees each afternoon. Overnight lows will be in the upper 80s on Monday morning, but for the rest of next week, we may not see lows from the 90s in Phoenix!
It looks like our temperatures are peaking towards the end of the week as we start challenging daily records from Thursday through next Sunday.
Low temperatures next week will also be close to rates on Wednesday and Thursday morning.
The risk of wildfires is also increasing as conditions remain very dry and winds increase. a Red flag warning Effective in Mohave County on Sunday and Monday. Outdoor burning is highly not recommended, as fires can start and spread out of control very easily under these conditions.
Air quality continues to cause issues for people with respiratory conditions as well. that Warning of high ozone pollution Effective in the Phoenix area On Sunday and Hours of high ozone pollution For Monday and Tuesday. Ozone pollution may make it difficult for children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory illnesses to breathe in the next few days, so you may want to limit your time outdoors.
Although it has been almost a month since the start of the monsoon, there are still no signs of rain in the valley. However, we could start to see increased storm chances in southeastern Arizona and the high country early next week. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer.
Total rainfall for 2023:
Official rainfall in Sky Harbor: 2.88 inches (-0.22 inch from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Precipitation Index): 3.36″
Total rainfall for 2022:
Official rainfall in Sky Harbor: 5.78 inches (-1.44 inches from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Precipitation Index): 7.02″
Daily rainfall reports can be viewed from across the valley here.
Phoenix is getting drier – average rainfall is now down
Average seasonal rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71 inches of rain
New average monsoon rainfall for Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43 inches of rain
Average annual rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03 inches of rain
New average annual rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22 inches of rain
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