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Phoenix Weather, Air Quality, Water Conservation

There are basically three seasons in Phoenix: cool, perfect, and really hot. Here's where you'll find out what you want to know about weather in the greater Phoenix area and in the rest of the State of Arizona.
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A Deep Freeze In and Around Phoenix
In January 2013 we had an unusual cold snap in the Phoenix area, with nighttime temperatures into the 20s for several days in a row. See pictures!

What Does No Burn Day Mean?
If you live in the Greater Phoenix area, you might hear that certain days are "No Burn Days." Here is what those are.

What is a Swamp Cooler?
Evaporative coolers, sometimes referred to as swamp coolers, are commonly used in the Phoenix area. Find out what it is, what it does, and if you should have one at your home.

Average Monthly Temperatures
What is Phoenix weather like? See the average monthly temperatures as well as average rainfall and record high and low temperatures by month.

December and January Weather in Phoenix, Glendale and Tempe
Need to know what the weather is like on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale, Arizona? Here is what you can expect.

Holiday Weather
Here are the average temperatures you can expect during certain popular times of the year.

Official Weather Readings at Sky Harbor Airport
Get information about where the official temperature for Phoenix is taken. See a photo of the Phoenix weather station.

Historical Weather Data For 4th of July in Phoenix
What is typical for weather in Phoenix on the 4th of July? Here's the answer.

Heat Index and Humidity
When considering the temperature, it is also important to keep the Heat Index in mind.

Dewpoint and Monsoon
Get a simple definition of dewpoint and understand why it is used to determine when the Arizona monsoon will start.

Does it Rain in Phoenix, AZ?
Does it rain in Phoenix? Yes it does. Find out how much rain Phoenix gets and which months get more rainfall.

Fog in Phoenix
Get the answer to the questions, does Phoenix have fog?

What Temperature Is Your Thermostat Set To?
Live in Greater Phoenix? What is your house temperature in the summer? What home temperature do you have your thermostat set to in the summer?

Hot Enough To Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk?
Does it get so hot in Phoenix, Arizona that you can fry an egg on the sidewalk? I did the experiment, and you can see the pictures.

What Makes a Beautiful Sunset?
Here is a brief explanation about why some sunsets are so colorful. In the Phoenix area, we have many beautiful sunsets.

About Arizona and Phoenix Weather
Includes meteorological facts about the area, as well as triple-digit-temperature facts and trivia.

Arizona Dust Storm Pictures
Enjoy these photos of dust storms in Phoenix.

Arizona Sunset
Have you ever wondered what causes a beautiful sunset? Here's the answer, and photos of Phoenix sunsets.

Brown Cloud - Phoenix Air Pollution
Is breathing Phoenix air bad for you? Here's what the research shows about air pollution in Phoenix.

Can You Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk?
I tried to fry an egg on the sidewalk on a summer day in Phoenix, Arizona. Was it hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk?

Car Colors and Heat
What color car should you getif you live in the desert? Here is the answer to the question, "which car colors are best in the heat?"

Dust Devil
Dust devils are not tornadoes and are much smaller and less dangerous. Learn more about dust devils, and see a picture.

Flash Floods
Flash floods can happen in Phoenix, and they can be dangerous. Find out what a flash flood is and what to do when it happens.

Haboobs in Phoenix
Phoenix experiences several haboobs each year during the stormy summer months. What is a haboob?

Halloween Weather
If you are wondering what the weather is usually like in the Phoenix area on October 31st for Halloween haunted houses and trick-or-treating, here is what you can expect.

Handling Desert Heat E-Course
Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert, and it gets hot. Really hot. Often. The summer heat of the Arizona desert lasts for more than just a couple of months, too. Some people can handle it, and some people can't. This course will cover an array of topics related to handling the hot summer months, including your home, your health, your car, your pets, and more.

Heat Index
Is there really such a thing as a dry heat? If you live in Phoenix, you need to understand the Heat Index.

How to Get Through the Day When It's 115 Degrees
Every summer there are a few days when even those of us who love Phoenix have to admit that it is too darn hot! What do we do when it's so hot that our sneakers melt while we walk on the pavement?

How to Recognize, Treat and Avoid Heat Exhaustion
Heat exhaustion can happen to anyone in the heat of the summer. Here's how to recognize it and how to handle it.

How to Be Smart When It Is Over 100 Degrees
There are certain things that smart people do (or don't do) when the temperature rises over 100 degrees. Those of us who have lived in Phoenix for a while understand these. Those of you who are new to Phoenix, take our advice!

It's So Hot in Arizona That...
Need a laugh? Here are some one liner jokes about the heat in Phoenix, Arizona. Some are more true than not!

How to Recognize, Treat and Avoid Heat Stroke
Also called sunstroke, heat stroke is a very serious, life threatening condition. Here's how to recognize it and how to handle it.

Pollution: The Brown Cloud
People used to flock to Arizona to ease their respiratory ills. But not anymore. Phoenix resident Steve Eastwood tells about about the 'brown cloud' of pollution that now blankets the Valley.

Ozone Alerts
What is an Ozone Alert Day, or a High Pollution Advisory Day? Learn about how ground-level ozone affects people living in the Valley of the Sun.

Reduce Summer Energy Costs
Energy costs are so high that in the summer we need to do all we can to save. Here are some of the simplest things you can do to reduce heat-producing activities in your home or apartment during the summer.

Snow in and Around Phoenix
On Match 11, 2006 the areas ion the outskirts of Phoenix experienced an unusual weather phenomemon--snow.

Summer Heat and Smartphones
Your smartphones and tablets don't like the high temperatures that we experience in Phoenix. Here s how you can protect your phone from overheating in the summer heat.

Sunrise and Sunset in Phoenix
Find out what the average sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of daylight is in Phoenix, Arizona.

Water Conservation
Here are a whole array of very easy-to-implement ideas to help everyone save water, a very precious recourse.

Air Pollution
In a report ranking metropolitan areas nationwide by the highest number of days of unhealthy air pollution levels over the last three years, Tucson didn't do too badly, and the air is improving.

Allergy Report
See and the forecasts for mold, pollen, and air quality.

Arizona Cities Weather
From WxUSA WeatherHub, weather links for more than 25 Arizona cities.

Arizona Satellite Image
From the National Weather Service in Phoenix. Click on the area for the image you want to see..

Astronomy
From Weather Underground. Punch in your zip code and receive an up-to-date image of the stars and constellations that you should be able to see.

Aviation Reports
From the National Weather Service in Phoenix. Forecasts, AIRMETs, SIGMETs and pilot reports.

Climate Vault
Recent climate data, sunrise and sunset data and upcoming eclipses of the sun and the moon. From the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

Current Air Quality
From Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Find out if the pollutants are bad today.

Current Satellite Imagery
From Weather Underground.

Fire Weather
From the National Weather Service in Phoenix. Fire weather zones, forecasts, fire danger and warnings, drought information.

Phoenix Detailed Forecast
From National Weather Service, the seven day forecast with radar maps.

Phoenix Weather Links
From WxUSA WeatherHub

Storm Center
Weather watches, flash flood warnings and other fun stuff. From the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

Where To Set Your Thermostat When You Leave
If you are leaving your Phoenix house in the summer, where should you leave the thermostat? Here are the things to consider.

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