Publication Date October 31, 2016

Phoenix sets record for number of October days above 90 degrees

United States
A woman relaxes next to Tempe Town Lake as temperatures are expected to break records again in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona is in the midst of a heat wave that has made October one of the hottest on records. Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP

You might not have noticed it, but Phoenix continued to stay warm over the weekend.

So warm, in fact, that the city set a record for the number of days in October that saw highs of 90 degrees or warmer.

Sunday marked the 26th day this month that the mercury topped 90. The old record, 25 days, was set back in 1952.