As if the West Valley hadn’t grilled enough through a historically hot August, September hasn’t been much better.
Indeed, Labor Day weekend again shattered records.
The National Weather Service tweeted Sept. 5 was the “latest 115-degree day on record in Phoenix.”
An Excessive Heat Warning was in effect for the West Valley through Labor Day.
“This is shaping up to be the hottest Labor Day Weekend on record,” the NWS tweeted.
Predictions were for highs to be below 100 Wednesday, Sept. 9, and Thursday, Sept. 10, before shooting back into triple digits over the weekend.
But the 110-degree days may be done for the year, as high temperatures top out at 107 through the next day, according to projections.
August 2020 was the most brutally hot month the West Valley has endured.
Before August ended, the NWS stated there were 50 days of 110 degrees or hotter in Phoenix and 13 days of 115-plus, both records.
The West Valley is just as hot as Phoenix—and on some days slightly warmer.
The record highs were not the only thing making this summer so uncomfortable. According to the NWS, this summer had 28 days where the temperature failed to go below 90.