“Do not leave children or pets in a parked vehicle. When temperatures are around 100°F, it doesn’t take too long for the dashboard to get around 180+°F (with a dark dashboard, and locked windows). Leaving a window cracked or open is not enough to stop the quick rise in temperatures.”
Park rangers near Tucson recently showed just how hot temperatures can get during Arizona’s summer in creative ways. NEWS12 reports the Saguaro National Park Instagram account shared a picture on Saturday showing some freshly baked cookies in front of a desert landscape. The twist is that the sweet treats weren’t baked in an oven. The rangers freshly baked the cookies in a vehicle where temps can jump 20 degrees in only 10 minutes in the summer heat.