In September in Arizona, there are two words to describe the weather: hot and dry! Here is our forecast for the next few days (the top picture shows the temperature in Fahrenheit, while the bottom shows it in Celsius for our international friends):
While we wait for it to cool down, we looked up some facts about the weather in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
- The hottest temperature ever recorded: 122F (50C) on June 26, 1990
- The coldest temperature ever recorded: 16F (-9C) on January 7, 1913
- The longest period of time without precipitation: 142 days, from October 2005-March 2006
- Average number of days in a year with a temperature of 100F (38C) or higher: 106
- Average number of days in a year with a temperature of 110F (43C) or higher: 17
The strangest weather day most of us remember was a day last February, when it actually snowed on our campus! Snow in the desert is very rare; in fact, it was the first time many of us had ever seen snow.
We are looking forward to cooler days, but for now, even though it’s hot, we still enjoy being outside! Here are some pictures we took on our playground today.