At 8 am Weds. – the temperature was 30° in Phoenix, Arizona – the coldest it was been there since Jan. 15, 2013. At the same time, the temperature in Anchorage, Alaska was 36°. Phoenix has now had 6 days in a row with high temperatures only in the low-mid 50s. The average high tempeature in Phoenix for the first week of January is 66° and the average low is 45°
Here’s a map of temperatures across the Arizona desert…low 20s to mid 30s – pretty chilly. High temperatures in the 60s extended well south into Mexico.
Snowplows were trying to clear snow from I-10 near Benson. Bellemont AZ had a solid snowcover and an early morning low temperature of -7° and the Grand Canyon Airport dipped to -9°.