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HOTTEST June on record for Tucson, AZ

Posted by feww on July 10, 2013

HOTTEST June and first month on record with triple digit highs each day

Tucson also saw Warmest March thru June period on record: NWS

One year after recording the 5th hottest June on record, Tucsonans’ lived through the HOTTEST June on record where for the first time on record, every day recorded a triple digit high. The closest a month came to achieving this feat was August 1994 when 30 days recorded triple digit highs.

The monthly average temperature of 89.4° made it the HOTTEST June on record, breaking the previous monthly record of 89.2° from 1994. Temperature extremes for the month ranged from a high of 112° on the 29th to a low of 68° on the 6th.

On June 28, 2013, the maximum temperature in Maricopa County reached 118.9 degrees breaking the previous record by  2.8 degrees.

tucson temp
June 2013 Daily High and Low Temperature Departures from Normal for Tucson, Arizona. Source: NWS

tocson record
The historical progression of the record for number of consecutive days that Tucson has hit 100 degrees or greater since 1895. Source: NWS

Death Valley: The Hottest Place on Earth

One hundred years ago today, on July 10th, 1913 the weather observer at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California recorded a high temperature of 134°F (56.7°C). This is the highest reliably recorded air temperature on Earth.

National High and Low Temperature (for the contiguous United States) NWS Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD Issued 8 pm EDT Tuesday, July 9, 2013

High Temperature for Tuesday, July 9, 2013
(as received by 8 pm EDT July 9)
123ºF recorded  at Death Valley, CA

Low Temperature for Tuesday, July 9, 2013
(as received by 8 pm EDT July 9)
34ºF recorded at Stanley, ID

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