Arizonans can’t seem to beat the heat as the state is in the midst of a 110+F heat wave that is about to break some state records.
In Phoenix, residents have seen triple-digit temperatures every day since June 13, and forecasters say the heat isn’t going away anytime soon.
The National Weather Service predicts that temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit will persist for at least the next two weeks.
While experts say the current heat wave hasn’t been as aggressive as past ones, its duration could make it the longest in the area’s history.
Videos posted to TikTok show the extent of the blistering heat as one person was shown cooking an egg in the summer heat and another showed their car thermometer reading 117 degrees Fahrenheit.
My skin hurts. My plants are suffering. Why do I live here? wrote the TikTok creator.
Arizonans can’t seem to beat the heat as the state is in the midst of a 110+ F heat wave that is about to break some state records
Videos posted to TikTok show the extent of the blistering heat as a person recorded themselves cooking an egg in the summer heat.
Temperatures across Arizona have been in the 90s and 110s this week.
Current computer models for the weather in the Grand Canyon State for 16 days into the future ‘do not show the end of this heat wave.’
“This should be one of the longest heat waves, if not the longest,” the National Weather Service wrote in a recent tweet.
The current streak of temperatures of 110 degrees or higher in the area is located at 10 days. It is the seventh longest streak in state history.
A previous record was set in 1974 when Phoenix had 18 straight days at the point of high temperature.
The state has yet to record a temperature above 120 this year and has only recorded temperatures that high three times before.
The latest predictions estimate that Wednesday could see 117 degrees, but there is a chance that temperatures could exceed 120.
It’s still a long way from the highest temperature ever recorded: 123 degrees in 1994.
“With dangerous heat continuing this week, please take proper safety precautions to avoid heat-related illness,” the National Weather Service said on Twitter.
“An excessive heat warning remains in effect in the lower deserts until next weekend,” the account shared, warning residents to take precautions.
To make matters worse, nighttime temperatures are expected to hover around 90 degrees.
Pictured: Dozens of people cool off in the waters of Oak Creek, providing an escape from the extreme heat in Sedona, Arizona, at Slide Rock State Park.
A maintenance crew member wipes his face while under the wing of an aircraft at Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday, July 10, 2023, in Phoenix.
A hiker ends her hike early to beat the high temperatures on July 10 in Phoenix.
A woman uses an umbrella for shade to combat the high temperatures in Phoenix on Monday
An Arizona license plate in Sedona sums up the weather forecast this week: ‘HEAT N UP’
Even residents who are used to the heat typically associated with an Arizona summer say they are slowly starting to bake.
One person on Twitter showed a photo of a crippled cactus and joked that the heat was affecting the native plants.
“Even the cactus is trying to escape the Arizona heat,” the woman wrote.
Another person on the app shared a photo of tar melting on their roof.
‘How bad is the Phoenix heat wave? The tar is melting from the new roof of our house,” Astrid Galván shared in a post.
On TikTok, one amusing resident shared a video of himself frying an egg on a grill that wasn’t plugged in but was warmed by the sun.
“Gotta love Az summers,” the creator captioned the video.
“It’s hot,” the man added in the text at the top of the clip.
Another person responded and shared that it was 107 degrees at 8 pm
One person on Twitter showed a photo of a crippled cactus and joked that the heat was affecting the native plants. ‘Even the cactus is trying to escape the Arizona heat’
The heat wave is currently spreading throughout the United States, especially in South Texas, California, Arizona, and Florida. Pictured: Satellite map of temperatures across the US.
The heat wave is currently spreading throughout the United States, especially in South Texas, California, Arizona, and Florida.
In Southern California, an Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for parts of the area and hot, dry conditions are expected through the weekend.
A similar situation is playing out in Texas, where temperatures have climbed into the 90s and 100s and officials expect power demands to hit new highs.