Metro Phoenix entered its third week of record-breaking heat, with daily temperatures topping 110.
Extreme heat warnings issued by the National Weather Service have been in place for weeks, and the Phoenix area and many surrounding counties have seen constant extensions. Excessive height is not the only problem. Record high lowHigher-than-normal low temperatures mean that, along with warmer temperatures, adds another challenge to cooling.
So far this year, there have been 18 heat-related deaths in Maricopa County. Another 69 deaths are still under investigation by officials, which is likely to balloon further.
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At least 800 Tucson Electric Power customers are still without power after Sunday’s storm knocked down 30 poles, which initially affected 1,300 customers. Power restoration is underway and is expected to be completed by Wednesday night. said the utility.
The American Red Cross set up a cooling center in Tucson on Monday for those experiencing power outages on the city’s southwest side. The cooling center is located at Valencia Middle School at 4400 W. Irvington Road. Near the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater, TEP provides ice and Trico Electric Cooperative provides bottled water. Leashed pets are allowed in the cold storage facility, and people seeking asylum must prove they are from affected areas.
– Sarah Lapidus
Streak of 115-plus degrees ends, but 110-degree heat streak continues
On Sunday, Phoenix had a high of 115-degrees and a low of 114. Saturday marked the sixth straight day of scorching heat, tying a record 2021 six-day 115-plus degree heat wave. Phoenix was barred from breaking that record on Sunday and temperatures signaled cooler temperatures as rain storms began to appear across the Valley.
even though, Sunday still held a high of 114, marking Phoenix’s 24th consecutive day of highs above 110 degrees. As the heat continues, the National Weather Service has extended an extreme heat warning through Wednesday.
Fortunately, the Valley got some relief from scattered showers on Saturday. As for this week, temperatures were expected to rise again on Tuesday and Wednesday but start to cool down over the weekend. Phoenix could break 110-degree streak this weekend.
– Ellie Williard
Young farm worker dies in record heat
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the identity of the farm worker as Dario Mendoza. Mendoza was the father of two young children, according to Domini Franco, Mendoza’s longtime partner and mother of two.
Yuma County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tania Pavlak said co-workers called for help after seeing Mendoza walking away from work and twice passed out from heat stroke.
By the time a deputy arrived, co-workers had taken Mendoza to Yuma Regional Medical Center, Pavlak said. Mendoza died a short time later at 9:48 a.m. on July 20, Pavlak said. The Yuma County Medical Examiner declared the death heat-related, Pavlak said.
The temperature in Yuma was in the mid-90s at 9 a.m. on July 20, reaching 116, one degree shy of the then-117-degree record, according to Tom Frieders, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Phoenix office.
– Daniel Gonzales
More:Maricopa County reports 18 heat-related deaths in the Phoenix area so far this year.
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