It was HOT!
We now have a pretty firm update on how the heat wave last week has affected things.
It was HOT. 54C is really hot. I’ve been at 54C in the Sonora Desert twice – one south of Mexicali, and once near Hermosillo in Sonora. It is hard to describe, and people actually live in those temperatures, even without AC. The picture below is apparently a garbage can that melted in Arizona? Temperatures on dashboards were over 200F, allowing people to bake cookies in their cars.