How Does Arizona Define 'Cold'?

December 06, 2013

The cold front that has hit Arizona and dropped the Valley’s high temperatures into the 50s will stay with us into next week. But what do the next few months look like?

On Friday, the National Weather Service in Phoenix issued its winter weather outlook. I went to their office and spoke with Senior Forecaster Mark O’Malley. I first asked him about preparing for the short term — the very short term — this weekend, which will still be at least 10 degrees below normal.

I also spoke to Dino DeSimone, Water Supply Specialist for the state of Arizona.