Hot Summer!

Arizona Desert

Current weather, Phoenix, Arizona

DIY air conditioner

This is a DIY air conditioner I made some years ago.  It's a fan built into the lid of a trash bin.  Inside you put ice, or frozen water bottles.  On the side is place for the now cooled air to flow out, and into your face to keep you cool.  

It's getting hot!

Welcome to our summer page.  Here you can find extra information about the summer time, hot places, and especially hot summers!

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips to help you beat the heat from an Arizona native.

1. Stay hydrated - don’t forget to drink water, up to 8 glasses a day. Although drinking a cocktail, or an ice cold soda can feel great, make sure you drink as much water as you can (even if its in-between cocktails)

2. Take a dip - swimming is a great way to cool your body temperature. Part of the reason why heatwaves are so dangerous is because the body never gets a chance to cool down. If you don’t have a pool, a cold shower can also do the trick

3. Use a fan - if you don’t have air-conditioning, a fan is the next best thing.  You may not think it, but it does a great job keeping you cool, even if it’s only a few degrees.

4. Find shade - whether its a parasol, patio, tree, or even just a base-cap, shade can go a long way in preventing you from getting heat stroke

5. Visit a museum - any indoor place will do, but a museum is a great way to go indoors, cool down, and learn something along the way.

6. Close the shutters or blinds - keeping your home cool is very important.  Not letting that powerful sun heat up the inside of your home is a simple, yet effective solution.

7. Try a DIY air conditioner.  Before we had a/c, the only way to get cool air was to put ice in front of a fan.  This still works today, but It won't cool your house, just your face.

8.  Wear flip flops.  Why let your poor feet sweat it out.  Give them some air!  Plus, when the sweat from your feet evaporate, it has a cooling effect.

9.  Eat something spicy.  I love chili peppers, but they really make me sweat when I eat them.  But that's actually a good thing.  As we learned from the previous tip, sweating is our way of cooling down.

10.  Hang out your clothes to dry.  This one seems like a no brainer.  The sun will dry your clothes in no time with this heat.  Using appliances such as a dryer work well, but they will heat up your home.  Maybe avoid the oven as well.

Stay tuned to this page, with new tips and tricks every week

The hottest place on earth!

Located in California's Death Valley, Furnace Creek is the hottest place on earth! In 1913 the temperature soared to 56.7*C.  The usual temperature is closer to the weather forecast to the right, which is from the first week of July in 2022.  Could you imagine trying to sleep in these night time temperatures?

furnace creek

Photo by National Park Service

Current weather, Furnace Creek


Forecast from KW 28


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Tips for ways to beat the heat in Magdeburg.  click here.

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