A fountain in a water park offered some relief for Hayden Slykhuis, 4, as the high in Las Vegas hit 115 on Saturday. Sunday was no better, with an excessive-heat warning in force until nearly midnight.
June 2013. It's in the book.
A wildfire burns in the Santa Catalina Mountains after Sunday's monsoon. The fire, west of milepost 8 on Catalina Highway in an area known as Prison Camp, was probably sparked by lightning, according to Heidi Schewel, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service.
Cathi Thompson watches from the side of the road as a 40-acre wildfire burns in the Catalinas. The fire, in the background, could be seen from the Catalina Highway.
Lightning during Sunday's monsoon flashes over the southwest side near West Valencia Road and South Cardinal Avenue.
A monsoon storm roared in unexpectedly Sunday evening capping off a month of triple-digit temperatures.
The midafternoon sun beats down on Chris Duraz as he adjusts signals at a road-widening project at North La Cañada Drive and West Orange Grove Road. It was 108 degrees Wednesday, a record for the date.
Johnny Power lets the stream splash over him as he takes a water break during practice for Sahaurita's Walden Grove High School football team.
After a day enduring a record 108 degrees, Tucson was treated to a dramatic lightning show and evening thunderstorms, shown here at Holy Hope Cemetery on North Oracle Road near West Prince Road. The high topped the previous record of 107 set in 1995. "That provided a whole lot of energy for …
As Tucson swelters through a week of sweat-sucking triple-digit heat, we might take cool comfort in one bit of news: The city is no longer on track to shatter the record for the number of days that reach or top 100 degrees in a single year.
It was hot enough even in the shade on Friday, but Emery Martinez had only a wisp of branches and cloth to protect him from the sun as he cut tomatoes to top frybread at a food stand outside Mission San Xavier del Bac south of the city.
Pat Harmon and her husband, Joe, got an early start Friday cleaning up their front yard and trimming bushes in an effort to finish before the day got too hot.
Anyone who spent time outside Friday afternoon probably knew this: Tucson broke the record for high temperature.