GLENDALE, AZ - The Valley finally felt its first triple-digit day on Sunday.
We hit the 100-degree mark at 1:15 p.m. today.
That means hikers and anyone else who was outside for a long time needed to be careful and prepared.
On Sunday there was no better place to take in the heat than a barbecue.
The crowds at the Big Red Rib & Music Festival weren't letting the heat keep them from some smoked ribs and brisket.
They were keeping cool by eating in the shade, drinking lots of water and even carrying umbrellas.
There were tents set up and plenty of beverages to help them cool down.
Several award-winning rib masters were set up on the Great Lawn outside the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
They were the ones really feeling the heat ... grilling for hours right next to steaming hot smokers and grills.
But they're pros when it comes to handling the heat.
"I keep water in them at all times, make sure they break frequently, try to dress them properly, then compliment them a lot on the job they're doing," grill master Dallas Green said, talking about his workers.
The festival was scheduled from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.