Phoenix breaks 1989 record for most 95°+ days in a year

The records keep coming.

Phoenix tied the record for most 95°+ days in a year, with a total of 166 total days as of Oct. 18. A day later, the 1989 record was broken as the Valley reached a high of 97°.

Just days ago, Phoenix beat the record for most days at or above 100°.

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