I know it’s only the 20th of April and already talks of the famous Summer heat in Arizona is slowly creeping its way here. This coming weekend for those who don’t know we will receive our first triple digits of this year. YES you heard right 100+ come this Sunday 23rd/APR. 2017.
With the 100 degrees and more in April typically means a long summer in Arizona. People that I come across who aren’t from here always ask that one question “how hot does it get during the summer?” It pains me to answer that every time but I tell them our summers range from 115-120 degrees, usually between July-August months.
Then of course I get the funny question of “what do you when it’s so hot?” Hahaha sorry but that question always gets me because of how I answer it. I know you’re never supposed to answer a question with a question but I simply reply and ask “well what do you do in your hometown when it gets hot?” “Go indoors and crank up that A/C right?”
In my opinion every state within the U.S will undoubtedly go through some sort of heat wave throughout the year. Whether it lasts a couple of weeks or even several months it’s more about how we survive it.
So how do we get used to those brutal temperatures, realistically on a day to day basis??? The answer is simple, you DON’T. You can never ever get used to 120 degrees; you just deal with it.
The only real way to deal with with the extreme temperatures is stay hydrated & stay indoors. We all know how essential water is needed for the body. Stock your fridge of water, if possible buy bottled water by the bulk. Upgrade your current HVAC system and/or regularly check the maintenance.
For those that drive on a regular basis, check your vehicles fluid levels, spend the extra money (especially for older cars) on flushing out the coolant system so you’ll always have that cold A/C while you’re driving. Maintaining you’re vehicle is of utmost important during the summer. Last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road in a 120 degrees.
Well that’s all for now and for anybody thinking to come out to Arizona in up-coming months I really hope this blog will help you in preparing yourselves. Because of my job I come across a lot of people from out of town who are always surprised/shocked of how brutal it can get here. Then again, as I’ve said earlier there’s heat in every state it’s how we survive it.