The first official day of fall is this Friday. What does this mean for we Phoenicians? Only a few more weeks until we can turn down the AC.
The autumnal equinox signals the first official day of fall, which this year in Phoenix falls on this Friday, September 22nd at 1:02 p.m. In case you didn’t know (I embarrassingly did not!) an equinox occurs when day and night are of equal length.
September is great and all, but growing up my mom and I always loved October the most not only because it signals the start of the holiday season, but because it also marks a turning point in the weather! Every year when my mom and I pull out the “October Box” to decorate the house, the intense heat subsides and the beautiful post-summer Phoenix weather makes its debut.
Another perk that comes along with the fall season? Pumpkin spice everything (yes, even deodorant).
The only thing I don’t look forward to about fall? The changing of the seasons also means being blinded by the sun during morning and evening commutes, a price I’m willing to pay as long as the temperature’s dropping!
We’ve had a few “nicer” days lately, but keep in mind that it was 100 degrees in Phoenix last year on Oct. 27, 2016, a record for the latest 100-degree day.
My beloved October is on its way, scheduled for arrival in just 10 days, and it looks like Phoenix is set to hit the 80’s by mid-month. Happy almost fall, y’all!