It's A Dry Heat
This past weekend was the hottest so far this year.
Summers in the desert. pic.twitter.com/gL4OgAjyw3
— Kevin Spencer (@kevin_spencer) July 11, 2020
Not having any humidity is the key. For while it does hit you like an oven, you can stay outside for longer than you'd think before starting to sweat. Compare that to the East Coast and, really, I don't know how people in Florida do it. Instantly drenched when you take three steps.
When it gets this hot, there are some fun outdoor cooking stories of course. This Reddit thread from r/phoenix has a couple good examples. From frying eggs in a pan, to baking cookies on your dashboard. The first one I've done, the second is a bloody fantastic idea.
While it's supposed to be our Monsoon Season, we haven't had any rain since April 11th. And no fun lightning storms to watch.