2015 closes among hottest years for Arizona’s desert cities

2015 closes among hottest years for Arizona’s desert cities

PHOENIX (AP) – The National Weather Service says 2015 went into the record books as a hot one for Arizona’s desert cities.

Yuma’s 2015 average temperature of 77.7 degrees was the warmest ever, as was the average low of 65.6 degrees. Yuma’s average high of 89.9 degrees tied for 12th warmest.

Phoenix’s 2015 average temperature was 76.7 degrees, a tie for third warmest. The average low of 65.4 degrees tied for warmest ever and the average high of 88 degrees tied the record for fifth warmest.

Tucson set its record for warmest year on record in 2014 with an average temperature of 72.5 degrees, and 2015 was second warmest at 71.5 degrees.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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