Yes, I have a friend who lives there--says it gets hotter than that. Even so, when one is used to a mere 90deg, 103 is super hot. It DOES get to 112 here usually for a week each year--not this year however. Very cool for a summer. Yeah, I know, I had to trudge 12 miles to school every day in the snow, uphill both ways. And the snow was whiter then too. Thanx for calling me 'young', too.You young kids today!!
In Tucson, we've passed 30 days in a row over 105 F. And a lot of those days were over 110.
I keep a campfire burning outside, so I can cool off by standing in it.
I do all my heat-treating on the cement outside.
(Also, the wolves here are bigger than anywhere else here, too!)
AND, it's uphill BOTH WAYS to my shop!