PHOENIX - Officials with the National Weather Service say a new temperature record was set at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
According to the agency, Sky Harbor reached 94°F during the afternoon hours of March 25, which broke the previous record of 93°F that was set in 1988 and 1990. Temperatures subsequently increased to 96°F.
On this day in 2021, Phoenix reached 72°F, according to NWS data.
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Preventing heat exhaustion/heat stroke
The Arizona Department of Health Services stated the following precautions can be taken to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke:
- Stay in air-conditioned buildings
- Limit outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day (mid-day)
- Check on at-risk friends, family, and neighbors at least twice a day
- Drink water before, during, and after working or exercising outside