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Old 11-10-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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Default High temps in Tucson vs Phoenix

Which city has the hottest summers Tucson or Phoenix?
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Which city has the hottest summers Tucson or Phoenix?
Definitely Phoenix.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Oro Valley
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I will second that .... I would have to say Phoenix!
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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whatever the temp is in Tucson... just add about 10 degrees and thats what Phoenix is.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Phoenix has hotter summers.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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whatever the temp is in Tucson... just add about 10 degrees and thats what Phoenix is.
There's usually not near ten degrees of difference, but Phoenix is generally hotter. Tucson also gets more action from the thunderstorms coming up from the south in the summer, which cools things down a bit there when they bring a shower; the storms often die out before they reach Phoenix, or are just wind and dust, with no rain.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Which city has the hottest summers Tucson or Phoenix?
Must agree with the other guys here, Norm.

Primarily due to the difference in elevation, Phoenix averages 10 to 15 degrees warmer than Tucson.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Phoenix = HOTTER summers!
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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In Southern Arizona there is a general and gradual elevation gain as you move east from the California border towards the New Mexico border - and along with this general increase in elevation comes a general decrease in temps since for every 200-300 feet or so elevation gain there is a 1 degree temperature loss. Thus Yuma (on the Colorado River (and thus the California border)) sits at 200 feet and is a blast furnace in the summer, Phoenix sits at 1,000 feet and is still extremely hot (though a bit cooler than Yuma), Tucson (further east yet) is at 2,400 feet and thus cooler yet, Benson (at 3,500 feet) cooler yet, etc, etc, etc.

Get the picture?

Ken
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Phoenix Average High/Low:

January: 66/41
Febraury: 70/44
March: 75/49
April: 84/55
May: 93/64
June: 103/72
July: 105/80
August: 103/79
September: 99/72
October: 88/61
November: 75/48
December: 66/42

Average High/Low: 86/59

Tucson Average High/Low

January: 64/39
February: 68/41
March: 73/44
April: 81/51
May: 90/58
June: 100/68
July: 99/74
August: 97/72
September: 94/67
October: 84/57
November: 73/45
December: 65/39

Average High/Low: 82/55

There is an average difference of 4 degrees difference between Phoenix and Tucson. The only time Phoenix and Tucson are 10 or 15 degrees different in temperature are during some summer nights. What will usually happen is that Tucson will get a monsoon storm that will cool things off drastically, while Phoenix will get nothing. On those nights Phoenix might only fall to 90 or 91 at night, while Tucson will fall back to 75 or 76 degrees.

As for the OP's question, Phoenix and Tucson's high temperatures generally differ by 3-7 degrees in the summer. If Tucson gets hit by a monsoon storm, only then will Tucson be much cooler.
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