Tucson Getting Hotter Every Year

By Mikayla Mace Arizona Daily Star Jan 2, 2018

For Tucson, 2017 came to a close with a yearly average temperature of 73.3 degrees, more than a full degree hotter than the previous record, which was a tie between the years 2016 and 2014 with 72.1 degrees.

“We didn’t just beat the record, we crushed it,” said Rob Howlett, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Tucson. The normal average temperature in Tucson is 69.4 degrees.

This might be a trend that we’ll just have to get used to. Every year since 2011 has been added to the Top 10 hottest years on record. Eight of our Top 10 hottest years have occurred since 2005.

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