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

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 Arizona...you'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 bottles...it 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.

Comments

Déjà view decon Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:11 Permalink

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 heat...like 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...

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Flatchestynerdette decon Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:42 Permalink

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?

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Occident Mortal Dame Ednas Possum Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:00 Permalink

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.

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tion Occident Mortal Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:36 Permalink

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. 

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in4mayshun Antivenom Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:38 Permalink

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.

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dilligaff NidStyles Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:12 Permalink

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!!!  

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