Pictures From Arizona's Heatwave: "Everything Is Literally Melting"

Tyler Durden's picture

Ask any Arizonan whether their summers are more tolerable because "it's a dry heat" and you're likely to be asked to turn your oven to 150 degrees, stick your head inside for 20 minutes and report back as to whether or not the humidity within the oven ever crossed you mind.  Probably not.

And while Arizonans have learned to cope with the "dry heat," this summer has been particularly brutal for people living in the Southwest as temperatures have already soared to over 120 degrees in certain areas.  What's worse, it's only June.

And while the heatwave may not be that fun for the people living through it, it does making for some amazing pictures of stuff melting.

Perhaps that plastic mailbox post wasn't such a great idea in retrospect.


On the bright side, you can get all your baking done outside in mother nature's free oven.


Plastic fences...also not a great idea.  Come on're better than this.


Meanwhile, this Tempe resident (undoubtedly an ASU student judging by all the cheap alcoholic beverages) was just trying to do his part to fight climate change by recycling his beer seems that ManBearPig won this round. 


Breakfast is served...


Meanwhile, even the road signs are melting down...


...which is going to make it even harder for this guy to get around town...


Al Gore is going to have a field day with these pics.

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Stuck on Zero's picture

I was leaving Palm Springs once in August and the temp hit 137 degrees in the Canyon below the Palm to Pines highway. The car did not like it.

BetaGap's picture

What will then be July? BBQ time all day long?

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

It was so hot yesterday in Palm Springs....

It was so hot yesterday in Palm Springs I saw a fire hydrant thanking a dog.



Lordflin's picture

I spent some time in the desert outside of Phoenix one summer... temperatures rose above 120, but I neither recall anything melting or people hysterical (sorry to use a sexist word) about it. So what is different this time?

yogibear's picture

The libtards will blame global warming again.

vietnamvet's picture

The dumb fucks will resort to name-calling in the fact of indisputable facts, again.

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

These temperatures, while quite high, are by no means historically unprecedented for Arizona. There is no global warming.

NidStyles's picture

You are correct sir. We had a short monsoon season. Will probably make it up at the end of the year.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Maybe that's what happened in NYC on 911?

Larry forgot that bit as he was so concerned about the loss of life. 



Separately: it was 52c in Dubai 2 days ago. And 60% humidity. 

Cooked alive. 

Burn Khalifa is still standing. 


MagicHandPuppet's picture

"But at least it's a dry heat!"

~ said my Phoenix-living friend in response to my whining in Phoenix a few summers back

bamawatson's picture

one of their senators flaked out

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

I can hardly wait for the Qatar World Cup, to see how many footballers and children are hospitalized!

decon's picture

Born and raised in Southern AZ and every year at this time it gets so dry the trees are looking for dogs!

Déjà view's picture

AZ. perparing for CAP water rationing-soon...

FL/NV better choice concerning TAXES/weather...

WEST coast of FL has nicest weather outside CA.
WC of FL humidty noticably lower than east coast. Nearly daily summer downpours act as a large SWAMP COOLER. Penninsula usually has an 'island' breeze...

AZ dry opening an oven to check progress of baking cake.
Phoenix has many mosquitos from 'green shoot' pools of foreclosed homes...

Steady humid swamp cooler breeze always beats a steady hot dry breeze...

Tropical islands nearly perfect for one who adores warm weather...

N2OJoe's picture

Aha proof of Globull Warming because it gets hot in the desert!

Flatchestynerdette's picture

Raised in Maricopa County. There's been a big change here though. All the farms in the west valley have been ripped up and put under red tile shingles for either apartments or single family homes. Everything north of Shea in Scottsdale is also built up and Chandler, which used to consist of a dairy farm is now home to Intel's chip fabrication plant. Buckeye was given the go ahead for a 'solar farm' which drains the underground water to cool and turn the turbines for "clean energy" while frying birds overhead and KFC opens drive throughs with weird pieces of meat in extra crispy coating.

What does this mean for AZ? Hotter temps and less rain. Its not climate change. Its just too many people. I'd move to the NorthEast if it weren't for high tax states. We're going to run out of water & then what will our home prices do?

Vendetta's picture

"We're going to run out of water & then what will our home prices do?"  Knowing how dysfunctional the housing market is, the prices should go up for some mysterious reason

Winston Churchill's picture

I'd rather have his dry 120 than Florida's humid 90's sometimes.

But who wants to be in a state that elects McStain every  time.

Maybe their brains have melted and cooked off

Offthebeach's picture

worked outside on Singer Island one summer.  I had a Home Depot bucket next to me to dunk my hat and shirt in.    They would dry in 15 minutes.

At night I was beat.  my work boots were white from salt.  Lost a lot of weight.  

francis scott falseflag's picture

@Kim Jong un.

Give up the ICBMs, Kim, and come over to the Dark Side.

Lose a few pounds moar, and be an Abercrombie & Fitch model.  

Dirtnapper's picture

At least you had the ocean breeze.  Try working in a USPS LLV (long life vehicle) with a 5" fan blowing hot air on you as you roast in that aluminum can on the west side of US1.

813kml's picture

It ain't hot til the fake boobs broads look like a Dali painting.

Wrenching Away's picture

No idea why anyone would live in that s-hole of a place.

Mr Hankey's picture

.retired. gov income  from Shit-cageo  buys lots of AC in new cars & houses. 

Occident Mortal's picture

I've been in temperatures above 50°C or 120°F previously and the road melted (it was sticky and moved around as cars drove over it) and quite a few car tyres were just exploding. 

Things that were painted black would randomly burst into flames. Trees would turn brown in days and then randomly catch fire.

It was insufferable. But it didn't last.

Mr Hankey's picture

Dont leave electronics, dvds, in your  car, even w/ windows down..  trust me on this...

zippedydoodah's picture

And keep your vinyl records in the fridge

tion's picture

Tuesday or so we saw a checkpoint temp read out at 121 degrees and I think that was even before we entered what is considered the Mojave. Engine started overheating at one point, fortunately got it worked out though I think blasting the hot air scorched my eyeballs a bit, but I wonder if I had opted for the lower rated tires if we would have made it through. 

Stopped at a gas station in the middle of the desert to check over everything and say a prayer. The top of the metal can of the coconut water I picked up was almost hot enough to burn my lips before I could even finish it. 'Twas a crazy/scary/exciting experience. 

For you folks going through this heatwave please be sure to check in on your elderly neighbors and remind the young ones to stay hydrated. 

thisandthat's picture

Whenever it's 40ºC (which is measured in the shade), it's probably 50ºC or more, in the sun.

When roads where still paved with a plain coat of asphalt, in the summertime it was common for it to melt, making a velcro sound as cars and trucks rode over it, leaving tire prints behind.

On the plus side, sweat will evaporate before it soakes your clothes...

Hogbee's picture

You can drink lots of beer and not have to pee.

francis scott falseflag's picture


that'll be worth alot when you turn 80

Mr Hankey's picture

Most of that shit is  true!

Tall Tom's picture




i was driving down Glendale Avenue and at 43rd Avenue my front Driver's side tire...exploded...and caught fire on one of those hot days many years ago.


Fortunate not to have lost the car.

NewHugh's picture

Mia Khalifa, on the other hand, is probably NOT standing...

leftcoastfool's picture

I always thought Curly was the funniest Stooge...

in4mayshun's picture

Curly was a comedic genius. That silly bastard still makes me crack up. I was watching an episode the other day where an attractive woman started rubbing his head and his whole body stiffened up and he stared gobbling like a turkey- it struck a funny nerve in me but I won't go into too much detail other than say Dr. Pepper doesn't feel so good in the nasal cavity.

juangrande's picture

" Hey Mo hey Larry, I'm going fishin' "

" You got worms? "

" Yeah, but I'm goin' anyway! "

Nyuk Nyuk

UnpatrioticHoarder's picture

What is it with these buildings, they don't collapse....

El Oregonian's picture

100 years ago people moved away because of the heat. What is there excuse these days?

auricle's picture

It was 120 in the 'desert' SW. Shocking! in other news it was -87 degrees at the south pole (feels like -130).


dilligaff's picture

I live in Phoenix and some of those pics are complete bullshit.  The trashcan didn't melt from the heat and the street sign isn't "melting".  This is kinda like when you hear the assholes on TV talk about reduing the dust particulates in Phoenix.  I guess they didn't realize, PHOENIX IS IN THE FUCKING DESERT!!!  

Michael Musashi's picture

Thank you. Whoever wrote this article should be reprimanted for "fake news."


I was litterally just out 10min ago washing and vacuuming my car. Moreover, the place I went too was packed and the staff were all working outside. It's 115 right now. It's amazing what drinking water does....