Ice Break 2016 has been reached!

The Santa Cruz River this afternoon, probably
The Santa Cruz River this afternoon, probably

It took a while, but the proverbial ice has broken on the Santa Cruz River.

Tucson International Airport officially recorded the first 100° day of 2016 at 1:10 PM. This is the 7th time the first triple digit day of the year has happened on June 2nd. Dating back to 1895, both June 2nd and June 6th have the most occurrences for Tucson’s first 100° reading.

Today’s 100° temperature marks the latest ice break since 1998. In that year, TIA hit 100° for the first time on June 2nd as well. The average first 100° day for Tucson is May 26th. Click here for all you ever wanted to know about triple digit heat in the Old Pueblo.

History says Tucson hits triple digits roughly 62 times per year. Summer’s swelter is just getting underway. Keep cool!

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