Hot baby HOT….

Ok this is getting rediculous! And it’s funny in the article below that they mention that we had 3 record breaking days in november — considering the article was written on November 6, that would mean HALF of the days in this month alone… we had 18 days in October above 90 and uggggg enough ALREADY!!!!

After the warmest summer on record since records were first recorded in 1895, we’re moving into to fall with record temperatures as well. Monday, we broke our old record of 92 in 1980 at Phoenix Sky Harbor with a high of 93. A strong area of high pressure will continue to dominate our weather for the rest of the work week, therefore, near, or above record high temps will continue. There is relief in the forecast, by the weekend, as a Pacific storm will bring cooler temps and a chance of rain for parts of the state.

Temperatures will remain well above normal and even reach records once again today. Today’s high in Phoenix will reach 93, which would tie our record of 93 in 1934. We’ve seen three days in November with highs in the 90s. The average last day of 90 degree high temps is October 24th. 90s in November seem a bit abnormal, but it really isn’t. The latest day on record to reach 90 degrees or greater was November 15th in 1999, so we’re not out of the woods, just yet!

High pressure continues to be the dominant weather feature throughout the work week, keeping our temperatures well above normal and record highs in the forecast. By Saturday and Sunday, a Pacific storm moves through the state, bringing cooler temperatures. High temps will eventually drop back down to our normal range for November, into the upper 70s by Sunday and Monday. That storm will also bring partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of rain in the High Country. To get a look at the current temperature in your city, go to 12 News Weather Plus. You can find it on Cox Digital Cable 83, Qwest Choice TV 66, over the air 12.2, or on

12 News Weather Plus Valley Forecast:

Record-breaking highs continue today, as we’re set to tie our record of 93 in 1934. Expect a mix of clouds and sun, with a light breeze out of the southeast 10-20 mph. Mostly clear and mild tonight, dropping down to 64.

You might think it’s funny with all this heat so let me help you out….

It’s so hot in Arizona that…

the birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
the potatoes cook underground, and all you have to do to have lunch is to pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.
farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
the cows are giving evaporated milk.
the trees are whistling for the dogs.
you no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water.
you can say 113 degrees without fainting.
you eat hot chilies to cool your mouth off.
you can make instant sun tea.
you learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
the temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.
you’ve experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
you would give anything to be able to splash cold water on your face.
you can attend any function wearing shorts and a tank top.
The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!
you discover that in July, it takes only 2 fingers to drive your car.
you discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window.
you notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
hot water now comes out of both taps.
it’s noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is out on the streets.
you actually burn your hand opening the car door.
you break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.
no one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car or not having air conditioning.
your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, “What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?”
you realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
a sad Arizonan once prayed, “I wish it would rain – not so much for me, cuz I’ve seen it — but for my 7-year-old.”

Published on: November 8, 2007

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