Spring is here in “the valley of the sun” and everyone across the country. Many people are packing up, leaving their winter real estate behind, and getting ready to head back to their home places in the likes of Chicago, Ohio, Wisconsin and all over Canada as their cold winter season is over.
For those who are staying here in the valley, mainly those who live, work, and play full time here, we all know what the rules are when we deal with the very hot sun here. For those visiting the valley this summer, you can leave your flannels, scarves, and jackets behind. It’s going to be hot!
Keep in mind, summer here is quite different here than the areas containing tons of humidity. It could be a 100 degrees for dry heat and it’s quite comfortable by comparison of only 85 degrees weather conditions containing hazy, hot and humid elements. Monsoon season, which begins in July, will have some sticky weather at times, and an occasional storm may appear providing spectacular lightning shows, especially at night.
As the sun beats down on you and the heat reaches 120, the routine from heat exhaustion and protection remains the same just like everywhere else.
Learn not to Burn:
- Apply Sunscreen.
- Limit outdoor exercise and strenuous activity.
- Wear loose fitting and light clothing.
- For those who like to drink beer or any forms of alcoholic beverages, and pop, I have bad news. Keep those in the refrigerator. Consider water, fruit and vegetable juices.
- Never leave anyone unattended in the car, not even for a second.
- If you feel any signs heat exhaustion, go inside and perhaps seek medical attention.
This list is pretty much the routine of common sense, of course. The best time to be outside during the Arizona summer is anytime after 6:00PM through about 11:00 in the morning.
One more advice I forgot to mention. Take a dip in the pool! There are so many places to go with pools. Plus, there are homes here in the valley with pools. If you don’t have a pool, and don’t want to deal with personal pool maintenance, there are many condominiums all over the valley with pools, including Scottsdale. Here are some of luxurious resort style condominiums you may want to consider here in Scottsdale that have pools, and the Homeowner’s Association (HOA) does all the work for you.
Scottsdale Real Estate and Condominiums For Sale: