Heat Wave in USA on October 28 2016 04:16 AM (UTC).
Summer officially came to an end more than a month ago, but Tucson has now spent the bulk of October with highs in the 90s. With a record setting high of 97 degrees in Tucson Thursday afternoon, it was the warmest Tucson has been this late in the year. The fall heat has not stopped some folks, like mountain biker Steve Foree, from hitting the trails. "We're used to the heat now it's the end of summer," said Foree. "If it were this hot in April, we'd be dying." Outdoor attractions, like Tohono Chul Park, are at the mercy of the weather. According to Michelle Armstrong, foot traffic is a little lower than where it should be for this time year and the onset of snowbirds has been delayed. "If the temperatures were in the mid 80s, I'd say we'd see an increase of 25 percent and it's also based on tourism as well," said Armstrong.