The scorching Arizona sun set its sights on the city of Prescott.
Afternoon temperatures climbed to an all-time record for the city, reaching 105 degrees on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
“It was really hot, I downed a couple bottles of water today,” said Isaac Peterson, a Prescott resident.
“I just felt like I was gonna have a heat stroke,” said Saraphina Jourdian, a Prescott resident.
The heat had locals looking for shade.
“We like to hang out down here at the court house on the grass in the shade,” said Jennifer Peterson, another Prescott resident.
Some people found relief in the water.
“I wasn’t planning on going swimming today but then I decided, ya know what, it’s really hot and I just jump in clothes and all,” said Peterson.
Other people went inside to cool down with a cup of ice cream.
“This whole weekend with the heat and that it is summer we were busy and today was kinda busy but not like our peak rush hour which is usually after dinner,” said Jourdian.
A bit of relief came by mid-evening thanks to one little storm cloud that dropped temperatures back to people's comfort level.
“Prescott’s hottest days aren’t nearly as bad as Phoenix,” said Peterson.
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