PHOENIX — A rapid-temperature increase, which is a rare weather phenomenon, was recorded around 9 p.m. at Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix on Tuesday.
During the span of 9 minutes, a heat burst caused the temperature at the airport to rise from 108 to 111 degrees, the National Weather Service said.
According to NWS, a heat burst is "characterized by gusty winds, a rapid increase in surface temperature, and a decrease in surface dewpoint associated with a dissipating thunderstorm."
At the time of the burst, NWS Phoenix recorded that rain began at 9:05 p.m., and ended at 9:25 p.m.
The weather pattern came in from the south and moved into the northwest before its end.
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