Those of us that live here in Tucson already know that Tucson is great… most of the time.  But when the heat comes, it comes hot and heavy!  And we’re about to get some of that beyond what even we are used to.

120 Degrees! Western Wildfires Explode With Triple-Digit Heat Wave on the Way

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/120-degrees-western-wildfires-explode-triple-digit-heat-wave-way-n594071If you live in Arizona, California or Nevada, watch out for temperatures as high as 120 degrees in the next few days.

Excessive heat warnings are in effect beginning this weekend until as late as next Wednesday for the southern half of Arizona, much of Southern California and a tiny slice at the southernmost tip of Nevada.

Cities in the mercury-popping warning area include Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona; Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim and Palm Springs in California; and Las Vegas — just in time for the arrival of as many as 200,000 music lovers for the annual Electric Daisy dance music festival this weekend. read more at nbcnews.com

The thing is, despite these momentary spells of extraordinary heat, Southern Arizona is a great place to live.  And the word is getting out more now than ever…

Tucson makes top 10 of ‘worktirement’ cities

http://www.kvoa.com/story/32229438/tucson-makes-top-10-of-worktirement-citiesWith more and more seniors staying in the job market later, Tucson comes in at No. 9 on the best “worktirement” cities in America.

SmartAsset, a financial services company, ranked communities based on several factors, including average effective tax rate, number of seniors, median housing costs and senior unemployment rate.

Tucson was the second city in the Southwest. Las Vegas is ranked No. 4. Fort Lauderdale tops the list. Check out the full list here. read more at kvoa.com

One of the things we love is that even when it gets this crazy hot here, there are always a variety of things that you can find to do to entertain yourself, you just have to plan accordingly.  For instance, if you need something in the middle of the day, do it inside, like a great, new release movie “Finding Dory”.

‘Finding Dory’ swims into theaters Friday

(CNN) Starting Friday, everyone’s favorite forgetful fish is back in “Finding Dory,” the sequel to the 2003 hit “Finding Nemo.”

Dory, Marlin and Nemo are leaving the reef for another memorable journey. Despite her short-term memory loss, Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories of her parents, and the trio sets off to California to find them. See more…

If you want to head out at night and the bar scene isn’t your thing, we’ve got good news this weekend…

Get Ready For Bloom Night

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2016/06/16/get-ready-for-bloom-nightEvery summer thousands of Tucsonans visit the gardens at Tohono Chul to catch a glimpse of the majesty and beauty of the Queen of the Night, the night-blooming cereus Peniocereus greggii. When the summer heat begins to build, the buds of the Sonoran Desert native night-blooming cereus begin to appear. After a period of start-and-stop growth, the buds blossom in a mass blooming on one night.

Bloom Night guests will experience the magnificent Peniocereus greggii in its full glory with luminaria illuminated trails leading to each plant, delectable bites and refreshments from The Garden Bistro, lectures, and the chance to win or purchase a Queen of the Night. Marvel at the gorgeous flowers and breathe in the intense and intoxicating scent at this one-of-a-kind event found nowhere else. Via tucsonweekly.com

 

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