TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — In Tucson, 2020 was a year for the record books.
The National Weather Service says 2020 was the driest year on record in Arizona, with only 4.17 inches of rainfall recorded. It was also the second hottest year on record, with an average temperature of 72.6 degrees.
2020 also broke 64 daily temperature records. There was also both a record number of days with temperatures at or above 100 degrees -- 108 -- and days with temperatures at or above 105 degrees -- 57.
This year also saw the hottest meteorological summer on record in Tucson, measured by the average temperature in June, July and August -- 90 degrees.
2020 was definitely a record setting one for Tucson.— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) December 31, 2020
DRIEST on record: 4.17"
2nd warmest on record: 72.6°
Many temperature records were set including:
Most # of days with highs...
Daily record highs set: 33
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