Phoenix weather: Drought worsens in January

January 2018 was the third warmest ever for Phoenix when you look at the average temperature of 61.2 degrees.
Parts of southeastern and east-central Arizona are in the extreme drought category.
I think drought is going to be a big story for Arizona this spring.” January highs and lows Three high-temperature records were set in Phoenix in January, according to National Weather Service statistics.
Phoenix had high temperatures of at least 80 degrees on the last four days of January.
January 2018 by the numbers The average high temperature for the month was 73.9 degrees.
The average daily temperature was 61.2 degrees, 4.8 degrees above normal and third on the all-time list.
The record is 62 degrees in 2003.
That’s fifth warmest in the category and 2.9 degrees above normal.
The record is 49.8 degrees in 1993.
Phoenix saw 0.21 inch of rain for the month.

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