October coming in hot

Posted at 7:28 AM, Oct 02, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. — We said goodbye to the second-driest Monsoon on record, and hello to what will likely be one of the hottest Octobers.

On Thursday Oct. 1, Tucson soared to 103 degrees, setting the record for the hottest temp ever recorded for the month. And make no mistake, more records will fall in the coming days.

Here’s a look at a few more October records that Tucson will break, or come close to breaking, in the next week alone.

- Consecutive days of 100-plus October highs: 3 days, set in 1917 and 1991.

- Consecutive days to start October with 100-plus highs: 2 days, set in 2010

- And number of October days with 100-plus highs: 4 days, also set in 1917 and 1991

Another record was shattered on Oct. 1, 2020. Tucson now stands at 101 days of 100°, or hotter, for the year.

We’ll see what 2020 has in store for the rest of the month!