Thursday, August 30, 2007
Nearly a month of 110 or more in Phoenix - Yahoo! News: "Phoenix reached a shoe-melting, spirit-crushing milestone Wednesday: 29 days of temperatures 110 degrees or higher in a single year. The previous record of 28 days was set in 1970 and matched in 2002, according to the National Weather Service. The streak is enough to vaporize any humor left in the phrase 'It's a dry heat.' The average number of days 110 or higher in a given year is 10. 'It's a dry heat because we're in a desert!' Ollie Lewis said as she walked to a bus stop in downtown Phoenix. Austin Jamison, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Phoenix, said an oven produces dry heat, too. 'You can put your head in the oven, but that's not comfortable.'"