At 4pm today (i.e. 30 minutes ago), Sky Harbor Airport here in Phoenix was reporting a temperature of 117 degrees – a new daily record. It’s a mite warm here and thunderstorms are expected this evening.
We’re actually in the throes of our “monsoon” season – thirty to forty days in July and August where, if we’re lucky, we get a total rainfall of an inch and a half. Since I came here in 1994, it’s only exceeded two inches on five years and never since 1999. But there’s no global warming, I tell ya, none!