110s, 120s Blister Desert Southwest, El Nino Continues To Strengthen

Written by on June 18, 2015 in Spring 2015, Summer 2015, United States of America with 0 Comments

After a cool, damp spring, the summer ridge is finally firing with major desert towns and cities finally catching up with the calendar and even firing into 10-20 above territory.

As upper heights soar to 594dm, Phoenix topped out at a sweltering 114 degrees yesterday tying a record which dates all the way back to 1896.

Credit: National Weather Service

Credit: National Weather Service

If you live in the Southwest, don’t expect any relief over the next 5+ days, in fact it’s likely to get hotter before cooler as the ridge intensifies.

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Credit: AccuWeather Pro

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Credit: National Weather Service

Credit: National Weather Service

Credit: National Weather Service

Credit: National Weather Service

Forecast highs according to the National Weather Service.

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Friday highs

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Saturday highs

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The CFSv2 shows it remaining on the warm side down the West Coast during July and August as it does the Southeast where it too shall remain dry.

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As for the El Nino, well it continues to strengthen.

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See video for the discussion.

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