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Hot enough to fry an egg, people in Arizona sound off over the heatwave

Hot enough to fry an egg, people sound off about the heatwave in Arizona


Filled with saguaro cacti and bark scorpions, Phoenix, Arizona is a hub for Southwestern American life.

What’s wrong? It’s HOT. Most say, the summer months are TOO hot.

Things to know
Heatwave 2017

According to weather.com, the average high for Phoenix in January is 67° every year and the average high in July is 106°.

What’s good? Most people agree: Nine out of twelve months of the year, the weather in Phoenix is perfect.

Extreme weather temperature in Arizona
Temperatures hits 120 degrees in Arizona.

What people don’t know:

  • Grocery stores are busier after the sun goes down.
  • If you don’t have a sunshade for your car windshield, you must not be a local.
  • Hotels and resorts are less crowded in the summer vs. the winter.
  • Traffic is lighter during the summer months. (No snowbirds!)
  • Sandstorms are a thing during the summer monsoon season. They are also known as “Haboobs”.
  • Gravel and turf are popular alternatives to grass for yard landscaping.
  • On average, it rains 36 out of 365 days of the year.
  • If you drive 2 ½ hours north, Arizona offers cooler temperatures. Due to the elevation, you can get down to a chilly 80°.
  • Pools can get TOO warm to swim in during the summer. Pool “coolers” are a thing!
Extreme Heat Wave
A child in Arizona attempts to beat the heat.

CLEARLY, none of this stops people from living in the nation’s 5th largest city.

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