October temps soaring toward history

On October 6th, the high temperature in Tucson was 88°. Since then, each and every day has been at least 90°.

Counting Sunday, the Old Pueblo’s seen 17 straight days at or above 90°. This is the 6th longest October 90s streak on record. Tucson’s average last 90° day usually falls around October 23rd. That won’t be the case in 2016.

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Hitting the 90s today would extend the streak to 18 days, making for the 5th longest October 90s streak. The last time Tucson hit 90°+ 18 straight days was in 1954. October’s longest 90s streak is 26 days. This will remain intact only because the month ends in 7 days.

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Tucson’s Autumn heat wave likely makes this October the warmest on record, rewriting the top spot set in 1950. At some point, Fall-like temperatures will arrive for good. Tucsonans may have to wait well into November.

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