Tucson hit 100 degrees Tuesday - tying the city's record for a streak of 39 days of 100 degrees or higher.
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 heat is on in Tucson with the first 90-degree day coming Thursday, weeks ahead of normal:
As if Thursday's record high of 92 degrees weren't enough, softball coach Mark Nielson had to eat the dust at Jesse Owens Park. He was getting the field ready for practice as his team, After Shock, a 10-and-under girls team, prepared for its first game.
For most people, staying indoors during the searing summer heat is the best strategy for avoiding heat-related illness.
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.