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Phoenix hits 117 degrees Friday, breaks record set in 1905

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posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 10:14 AM
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Ut oh, more global warming in the news, or climate change I mean. Records are falling, the old record for a high was set in 1905, and it was 115 degrees, the new high is going to be 117 degrees.


PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix has broken a 112-year record for heat.

National Weather Service meteorologists say the Arizona city had a high of 117 degrees on Friday.

That broke the previous mark of 115 degrees dating back to 1905.



Looks like it is going to be a hot summer.
There have already been many 100+ temps at the very run down (last time I was there) Sky Harbor airport. Cali has heat advisories as well. For sure doom and gloom.



So far this year, the temperature at Sky Harbor Airport has reached at least 110 degrees 17 times.

In California, a heat advisory in the San Joaquin Valley warned of temperatures from 103 to 107 through Saturday.

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posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
...the new high is going to be 177 degrees.


That would be hot enough to cook your eggs.

While they were still inside you.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

It's the daily heat record for July 7th. It's been hotter, just not on July 7th.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Right, Friday broke a heat record from 1905. If I understand the story, it has been a hot spring and early summer.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

It was a scorcher alright!!! I'm outside Phoenix, but my phone said it was 114 at 1:30, and 119 at 4:30. When I went to get the mail about 5:30, if the doorknob had been any hotter I would have needed an oven mitt -- and that's with no direct sunlight. The worst part is that the monsoons are coming in so it was humid and sticky and extra miserable. No dry heat for us this time


But in terms of global warming or climate change... it's not unusual. We get temps like that every summer -- just not on the same date every summer.

If it's been a while since you were at Sky Harbor, you'll probably be surprised the next time you go... lots of remodeling and construction going on the past couple/few years. I know there have been some big changes but not sure what all they've done.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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The day I moved to Arizona, it was 117 outside of the Phoenix airport. I don't remember the month but it was in 1993. You can't claim global warming based on a single day heat record. This is one of the reasons no one takes the claims seriously.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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We were 118 at 7:30 in Vegas yesterday at my house. We smashed that phoenix record.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

I had a buddy who live in Phoenix, and if is a different world. He worked for the school system as a grounds keeper. It got so hot in the summer that they had mandatory water and rest breaks. Something we do not do in Michigan.
I loved the mountain in the middle of the city. It was a beautiful city to fly into.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 10:38 AM
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originally posted by: Excallibacca
The day I moved to Arizona, it was 117 outside of the Phoenix airport. I don't remember the month but it was in 1993. You can't claim global warming based on a single day heat record. This is one of the reasons no one takes the claims seriously.


Yeah but it gets hotter every year. Man made or not. We've been setting records all summer in Vegas including one for days above 105 consecutively.

When it comes to vegas you have to realize they lie about the Temp so as not to scare the tourists away. We're usually 2-5 degrees warmer in reality then the "Official" temp says. That's actually a conspiracy theory that I would love to prove. Not sure how to go about it. Hmmmmm.
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posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

Yeah, it's literally a matter of survival. My husband has to keep cold fresh bottled water on his truck for his crew at all times, and about May they go on summer hours, starting at 5:00 in the morning to avoid the heat of the day -- earlier if they have to pour concrete. If they're working outside, they have to put up tarps to shade them from the sun, and he even has a portable mister fan for job sites. I honestly don't know how he does it...



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:01 AM
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It's been very temperate so far in the midwest. This Wednesday I drove out to my parents' place in the middle of Kansas and did not need to run my car's AC. Not many time you can say that on July 5th in Kansas.

Of course, this coming week is going to ramp up the heat a lot. We might break 100 for the first time this summer, but that's hardly unusual for this time of year out here.

I think you guys in the desert southwest and west are just having a bad year.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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They've had to cancel flights out of Phoenix at least once already this summer. The CRJs especially can only operate up to about 118. Once it's at that temp or higher they have to ground them.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
It's been very temperate so far in the midwest. This Wednesday I drove out to my parents' place in the middle of Kansas and did not need to run my car's AC. Not many time you can say that on July 5th in Kansas.

Of course, this coming week is going to ramp up the heat a lot. We might break 100 for the first time this summer, but that's hardly unusual for this time of year out here.

I think you guys in the desert southwest and west are just having a bad year.


I'll trade you houses! I even have a pool! Deal?



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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Wonder if you guys got the annual heat dome? Somewhere in the world there is always a stubborn high pressure system that hangs out in one area and doesn't move, and it basically bakes everything under it for a prolonged period of time. It takes a very, very strong low pressure system to come along and move it.

Yeah, CNN is saying you got the heat dome. Granted it's CNN ... but the graphic and description of it is correct. If you guys have a heat dome, then I really feel for you. We had one of those over our area a few years ago (2012?), and we were stuck under higher than normal heat for most of the summer.

Good luck, and stay safe over there.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: amazing

If we can negotiate a rate for work on our basement to get it refurbished and you renovate it while you stay here. Of course, you'd be fixer upping where you're staying, so conditions would be extremely primitive to start out. And nasty ...



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: amazing

If we can negotiate a rate for work on our basement to get it refurbished and you renovate it while you stay here. Of course, you'd be fixer upping where you're staying, so conditions would be extremely primitive to start out. And nasty ...


LOL I'll take nasty over this heat any day!



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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Just one of the reasons it has earned the name: The Devils Playground!

Their mountains remind me of a heaping kitty litter box, air conditioner bills averaging in the 300-500 range depending on square footage, electricity having to be purchased on a card at a grocery store; but it's a dry heat, Yeah, so is my oven but you don't see me sticking my head in it.




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posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: KTemplar
a reply to: seasonal


Just one of the reasons it has earned the name: The Devils Playground!

Their mountains remind me of a heaping kitty litter box, air conditioner bills averaging in the 300-500 range depending ng on square footage, but it's a dry heat, Yeah, so is my oven but you don't see me sticking my head in it.





Yeah, I hate when people say it's a dry heat. At a certain point it doesn't matter. Hot is hot and deadly and destructive and inconvenient.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: KTemplar

Yes, when I visited I wondered why the hell would anyone do this. It was like the hottest day in Michigan, and my buddy said it wasn't bad. I imagine you get somewhat used to it, but to each their own.



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: seasonal


I lived there for 2 years, I'm originally from Boston, and Irish (not enough sunscreen in the world). My first job there was a lunch/recess monitor. I swear I lost 15 lbs my first 4 months. Picture running around outside in that! I never got used to it. I could do it, but I can't stand that much Sun. I traded up to a different school and taught Art classes for my sons grade, that I loved!

I kissed the ground in Boston when my plane landed home!



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