So, it’s really, really hot in Arizona right now. In fact, the entire Southwest is experiencing an extreme heat wave with temperatures reaching 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and people and animals experiencing heat stroke and contact burns from touching pavement.
It may be raining here in the DFW, but the state of Arizona is enduring some record breaking heat.
Texas may get hot during the summer, but Arizona might have us beat. People across social media have been sharing their experiences of what the heat is like right now, and everything is melting. Mainly though anything plastic that’s left outside is melting. Pics have surfaced of a plastic mailbox that has folded over and collapsed, others have started baking cookies on the dash board of their cars, one guy’s CD even warped from the heat. Check out these crazy pics below.
Phoenix is considered one of the hottest places in the entire planet.
The temperatures here can reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s insane! We know that Arizona’s summer heat is famous, but this seasonal menace continues to get worse.
The temperatures continue to rise each year and climate scientists claim it’ll be a scorcher this year.
The city is on track to topping temperatures of 120 degrees or worse, especially with concrete and asphalt loading on the temperature increase every decade.
Officials are doing their best to tackle this dangerous situation as soon as possible.
Steps to plant more trees has been one method to cool Phoenix down as well as incorporating cool-roof technology to reverse or reduce the amount of urban heating.
The temperature is affecting everything, and even technology isn’t immune to its effects.
The high temperatures are preventing airplanes from taking off, causing severe delays or cancellations.
If you’re looking towards road signs to tell you where to go you’re S.O.L.
The high temperatures are causing signs to melt like a wax statue caught in the middle of a horrid fire.
Even traffic lights aren’t faring any better in the Arizona heat.
Imagine a summer so extreme that it can melt the metal casing in traffic lights, essentially blinding the red, yellow, and green lights. Traffic must be a mess in this area.