NWS: Phoenix breaks temperature record last set 32 years ago

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

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