News & Analysis

North Phoenix News provides breaking news and in-depth analysis of neighborhoods, schools, businesses and real estate in NoPho, the North Phoenix I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River, including Anthem, Desert Hills, the Tramonto area and the Sonoran Foothills area. Our news and feature stories are reported, written and edited by us. To provide the many communities of North Phoenix with as much useful and interesting information as possible, we also publish selected press releases, here. If you have a press release or a news tip, let us know.

Slightly Less Hot: Heat Wave Forecast Moderated

heat wave forecast

While the National Weather Service sticks to its prediction of a record-setting 120-degree day on Tuesday at Sky Harbor Airport — for now anyway — the forecasted high temperatures in NoPho have been moderated by a couple degrees. Further lowering of predicted highs is possible, North Phoenix News has learned.

The No. 1 Weather-Related Killer? Heat

drinking water in heat

At least 130 people died in Maricopa County last year due to the heat. It was almost exactly a year ago that four hikers died on four different trails near Phoenix and Tucson during a record-setting heat wave. Heat is the state’s No. 1 weather-related killer, and the current heat wave will likely topple last year’s records.