PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- On Friday, it was a case of "close, but no cigar" for Phoenix, as the city almost had its first 100°F (~37.78°C) day of 2019.
According to a tweet made by NWS officials on its verified Twitter page, the high temperature in Phoenix was 99°F Friday afternoon, and is well above the normal of 86°F. 2018 data from NWS show Phoenix reached 100°F for the first time last year, on April 10.
Nevertheless, Friday is still the hottest day of 2019 so far. Meanwhile, people were reacting to a possible 100°F day Friday.
"It's a little early for 100°F. That's a little much," said one man. "I thought about wearing shorts, but I'm wearing pants."
Others, however, are actually not bothered by the heat.
"We relocated from Georgia, so the heat here is a lot more drier and down there is a lot more humid and sticky, so we enjoy being out in the heat actually," said Marcia Myers.
However, when temperatures warm up, people are reminded to hydrate before and during outdoor activities. Earlier on Friday, a woman had to be rescued by Phoenix Fire crews on South Mountain.
"A lot of people don't take into consideration that you have to hydrate days before hiking, so this lady just got a little overheated, so we gave her some IV fluids, and we were able to walk her down," said Captain Geronimo Ramirez with Phoenix Fire.
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