Phoenix Sets Record After 19th Day of 110-Degree Heat

A report shows that Phoenix, Arizona’s record-breaking heat wave was purportedly the hottest on record. For the nineteenth day in a row, temperatures reached an average of 110 degrees on Tuesday, part of a global summer of misery.

According to a historian of the Weather Company, Christopher Burt, Phoenix has seen a longer string of 110-degree days and 90-degree nights than any other large city in the United States. 

No major cities have had such a lengthy period of warming, but smaller areas like Casa Grande, Arizona, Needles, and Death Valley, California, have had longer streaks, according to climate data analysts Russ Vose and Ken Kunkel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. According to Vose, Death Valley has endured 110-degree days for 84 days and nights that haven’t dropped below 90 degrees for 47 days.

According to a report, scientists from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a branch of the National Weather Service, have confirmed the emergence of El Nino. El Nino variables exist and are projected to steadily develop during the winter, forecasters said in today’s monthly outlook, prompting the issuance of an El Nino Advisory. 

El Nino is a climatic event that occurs every 2–7 years on average and is characterized by higher-than-normal temperatures at the sea surface in the eastern and central Pacific Ocean around the equator. The effects of El Nino are not limited to the Pacific region.

El Nino conditions typically minimize Hurricane activity in the Atlantic while generating more hurricane activity in the eastern and central Pacific regions. 

El Nino conditions, present and anticipated, will continue to be included in the Climate Prediction Center’s seasonal precipitation and temperature forecasts.  In early August, the forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season will be revised.

El Nino’s emergence has been predicted by scientists for the last several months, and on April 13, the first El Nino watch was announced.