100th day of 100 degree heat

Well we did it again!

Thursday marked the 100th day of 100-degree temperatures, and there are likely more on the horizon.

Friday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 102, with Saturday’s the same except for a high of 101.

The National Weather Service reported that the 100th day of 100 degree days puts Phoenix ahead of the average of about 90 days a year through 1995, the most recent figures available. The fewest 100-degree days was 48 in 1914 and the most was 143 in 1989.


September 29, 2006