How Hot Is "Too Damn Hot" in Phoenix?

Categories: Morning Poll
Average Phoenix resident.
In case you've forgotten over the last few months, Phoenix gets pretty damn hot.

After temperatures hit as high as 110 degrees late last week, as recorded at Sky Harbor International Airport, we want to know how hot is "too damn hot."

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It's Already Hit 100 Degrees in Phoenix

It hit 100 degrees for the first time this year on April 28, which would seem pretty damn hot -- to the rest of the country.

Now it's 110 degrees, and weather reports forecast a high between 105 and 110 for the foreseeable future, which makes things like black leather car interiors an inconvenience.

The all-time high was on June 26, 1990, when the front page of the East Valley Tribune read, "Valley hits record 122; 3 die."

Arguably, "too damn hot" is somewhere between 100 and 122, but let's take a vote on it: how hot is "too damn hot"?

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I think it's too damn hot when it gets over

I've been here for 45 years.  You'd think I'd have acclimated by now.


My brother in law lives in Easter South Dakota.  He said it got up to 75 today....he thinks it hasn't been that warm since September, 2012.   Up until today, he has run his home furnace and car heater every day this Spring. Hmmmmmm....How hot is hot?   Probably a lot better then how cold is cold? 


115 is kind of like -10


I heard a guy on a Phoenix Radio Station last Friday call  in and say:

 "It was so Hot he just saw a dog chasing a tree."

Paul Ross
Paul Ross

I have a infrared thermometer, when it is 111 in the shade my front lawn is 145-155 degrees in the sun

valleynative topcommenter

Having recently attended a Diversity seminar, I now recognize that people who choose to have black leather seats in the Sonoran Desert may actually have some value to society.  Their choices may seem absurdly "wrong" to us, but that's only because we're trying to impose our cultural norms upon them.  Lack of common sense is a diversity dimension that must be respected and even celebrated.


@valleynative Fuck you! Send those fucking frostbacks back across the border where they belong! NO TRUE ARIZONA NATIVE WOULD HAVE BLACK LEATHER IN THEIR CARS! Arizona for ARIZONANS! (Also: your gay, probably.) 

(And I'd just like to add the following, since it physically pained me to type that: the "your" was for comedic effect.) 


 ah, Chris, don't ever become reasonable!

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