BREAKDOWN: 100-degree temps hit the Valley

Posted at 12:56 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 17:24:29-04

Are you ready to handle the triple-digit temperatures (and your car's hot steering wheel)?

The National Weather Service says Phoenix averages its first 100° day each year on May 13, but we had our first 100°+ day on May 4.


What's worse is the Valley sees more than a few 100°+ days each year -- Phoenix averages a whopping 92 per year.

Back in 1989, Phoenix saw a record-setting 143 days above 100°. To put that number in perspective, approximately 40 percent of the year saw triple digits.

If you think 100° days are bad, we average 11 days each year with temperatures above 110°! 

So, just how hot has it gotten? Check out the five hottest days in Phoenix's history in the video player above.