- Sep 25, 2006
You must have been there when they had an unusual "cool" spell. It does happen occasionally. I have a close friend that I visit for business/pleasure several times a year. We've worked on some of his vehicles in July, August and Sept. I often spend a week or more at a time there. I don't know how you can say "the desert SW cools off at night". You've obviously never lived there. 95 - 100 degrees at midnight is "cool"? If it does cool off to the mid 80's it is at about 4 am. I've seen his a/c run 24/7 - even in May and June. As someone else said - check out the average temps highs/lows for Phoenix and other Arizona areas. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/general/safety/heat/#climatology Right now in Phoenix it is 80 degrees at 10 PM. It is only the beginning of May! I guess since you said Texas summers last for 9 months, that it is summer there now. 73 degrees isn't bad for a summer evening! The 7 day forecast for Phoenix is highs in the low 100's, lows in 70's.
Originally Posted By: gfh77665
I have been through the SW in late July, and there is no question in my mind, that OVERALL, STX is hotter. The operative word here is OVERALL. The desert SW cools off at night, TX does not. The SW has a normal length summer, TX summers last for 9 months or so.