A: Oklahoma had the hottest July on record, by a full degree.
B: Son's going to the National Training Center for a while. You know, basically next door to Death Valley? It's ten degrees cooler there than it is in Oklahoma.
Since Dust Bowl is already taken, got a friend who's referring to this as the Fire Bowl; everything's so dry you wouldn't need a dropped cigarette, we've had fires started from sparks from a dragging chain and such.