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Edit 8/1: The official numbers are in and NWS is now reporting the average temperature at 98.9 °F. It's still the hottest month ever, with both the hottest average high (109.8°F) and hottest average low (88.0°F) in the 125 years of recording at Phoenix.
And yet, we just keep losing dirt space and replacing it with concrete and asphalt. Papago Park is rapidly shrinking. First the last section of desert on the north side of McDowell is now a Baseball Facility and now they are going to put a huge paved parking lot on the NE Corner of Van Buren and Galvin Parkway. The open spaces are rapidly disappearing in the urbanized zones. It should be a crime what's happening around Papago. I expect within 10 years, it'll just comprise the Ponds, the Tomb and Hole in the Rock and you won't be able to see any of it from Galvin Parkway. I remember a classic old time Restaurant that got shut in like that. It's not there anymore.Jim_H wrote:urban heat island affect