Maya Yang from The Guardian is reporting on Phoenix's record breaking heatwaves. 

Phoenix, Arizona, experienced its 54th day in 2023 with temperatures reaching at least 110°F (43°C), breaking the previous record of 53 such days set in 2020. From 1991 to 2020, the average number of days with temperatures at or above 110°F was 21, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

An excessive heat warning has been issued for parts of Arizona, with weekend highs expected between 108°F and 114°F and lows between 80°F and 86°F. The NWS warns of a high risk of heat stress or illnesses and advises residents to stay hydrated, avoid sun exposure from 10 am to 6 pm, wear light clothing, and use air conditioning if available.

This prolonged heatwave has led to numerous extreme heat advisories, wildfires, and heat-related deaths, with 194 confirmed heat-associated deaths in Maricopa county alone as of early September 2023.

Source: The Guardian

(The article was written with help from ChatGPT)


Written by Ursa Nova

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