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Old 04-17-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Anything under 105 is considered a tad chilly in Phoenix.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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Anything under 105 is considered a tad chilly in Phoenix.
Ok, so assuming 105 is the tolerable temperature cutoff, how many days does it average OVER 105? ...more than 30 days? 60days?
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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I don't know about over 105 but her are some facts about over 100 and 110..

National Weather Service - NWS Phoenix

The average days over 100 degrees in the last 30 years is 110 days/year and over 110 degrees is 19 days/year. So you're looking at 30% of the year the temp gets above 100 degrees, or about 3.5 months.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:11 PM
 
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Forget the 100's this weekend. My concern is the lack of rainfall even by Phoenix's standards. I'm new to the area as a full time resident but am aware we should have some 4 inches by now. Don't believe Sky Harbor has even topped 0.50 inches since 2012 began. I wouldn't doubt water restrictions are coming if we don't have some real rain soon.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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Despite numerous days well into the 90's, the townhome in Tempe I am in hasn't even needed the AC. The ceiling fans to this point have been sufficient. Those north south facing windows with a patio on the northside of my place have really kept the indoor temp at a good level. The tiled floors help big time ! There is just nothing good that comes from carpeted floors. Nothing !
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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I don't think our water supply comes from our rain, or only a tiny fraction of it, I'd guess. I think how much snow falls on the Rockies is the bigger determinant for how much water we'll get down here.

Plus, just wait. When it does rain here it's often in buckets. I feel like our annual average rainfall comes in about 2-3 good storms that could occur in about any month, not in weekly dribbles like in most places.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:30 PM
 
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Hi Ready Freddy. I am aware that the reservoirs fed from the Mogollon Rim play a major role in our water supply. Quite sure you've been here a lot longer than myself so I will certainly take your word on that.

What I found amazing was such a pronounced difference going to San Diego over the Laguna Mts this past weekend. The divider is Exit 61 on I 8 where the Acorn Casino is.Tecate Divide. West of there all lush green valleys like Campo and east is dry as a bone desert like Jacumba. It was pouring rain in San Diego when I arrived there this past Friday. I was hoping that system would give us some needed rain. Sure enough, nothing was left by the time the precip reached Imperial County. Seems to me SW winds from Puerto Penasco are our only hope for rain. Just in 3 months here, everything from So Cal gets sucked up by the So Cal mountains it seems.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Forget the 100's this weekend. My concern is the lack of rainfall even by Phoenix's standards. I'm new to the area as a full time resident but am aware we should have some 4 inches by now. Don't believe Sky Harbor has even topped 0.50 inches since 2012 began. I wouldn't doubt water restrictions are coming if we don't have some real rain soon.
Nope. Water supplies are in good shape.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Avondale and Tempe, Arizona
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I don't like the heat...I'm 31 and skinny. Though it's weird, I don't mind it when its 110 and I'm out by the pool...I expect it to be hot. I hate it though if it's over 79 in the house though.
I agree.

First of all it's way too early for it to be 100 or more but I guess it's not too unsusal for the occasional heatwave in April.

I never cared much for the Phoenix heat because of how intense it can be in the summertime, but it is more comfortable than a humid summer afternoon in the midwest.

I also think having a pool and lots of grass and shadetrees help make the heat a little more bearable here.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Avondale and Tempe, Arizona
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I don't think our water supply comes from our rain, or only a tiny fraction of it, I'd guess. I think how much snow falls on the Rockies is the bigger determinant for how much water we'll get down here.

Plus, just wait. When it does rain here it's often in buckets. I feel like our annual average rainfall comes in about 2-3 good storms that could occur in about any month, not in weekly dribbles like in most places.
That's about right.

Rainstorms in the summertime monsoon season account for a good part of our annual rainfall, and they are usually on the fast and furious side.

Wintertime rains are not as heavy but they are beneficial, it just hasn't rained much at all this year so we must be in a pretty serious rainfall deficit.
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