Anyone who's lived in the San Antonio area knows how hot and humid our summers get. Currently, we see temperatures reaching the upper 90s, with 55-60% humidity. That puts a real stress on your body. Here are a few ways you can stay cool during a San Antonio summer.
Staying Cool During a San Antonio Summer
Stone Oak living involves enjoying the great outdoors. However, during a San Antonio summer, you'd be wise to avoid strenuous outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day. When is that? Around 3 pm. So, exercise or do yard work either early in the morning or later in the evening. Anyone who must work outside during the heat of the day should take breaks often and drink plenty of water.
Do you have elderly relatives or neighbors in the vicinity? Check in on them often. You can't always tell what condition they are in from a phone call. So stop by to see how they're doing. It takes elderly people much longer to cool off than younger people. And they may be less likely to utilize their air conditioning due to their fixed incomes.
Dress in lightly colored and loose-fitting clothing. This allows room for sweat to evaporate.
Every year, we hear about someone leaving their kids or pets in the car while they run in to go shopping. Never do this! In just 10 minutes, the interior of a car can be 19 degrees higher than the outside temperature. In 20 minutes, it goes up 29 degrees. When temperatures reach 98F outside, that means that the inside of your vehicle can be almost 120F in less than half an hour. Even if you only plan on being a few minutes, always take your children inside. And if you plan on running errands all day, consider leaving pets at home.
Don't have air conditioning in your San Antonio home? Take colder showers or baths to cool off. Take in a movie, visit the library, shop at the mall or visit a cooling center to cool off.
Cooling Centers Near Stone Oak
The City of San Antonio set up several cooling centers around town for people seeking a reprieve from the heat. The closest cooling centers near Stone Oak are the Parman Library (20735 Wilderness Oak) and the Encino Library (2515 E Evans Rd). For a complete list of all San Antonio cooling centers, please visit https://www.saoemprepare.com/BeInformed/NaturalDisasters/Heat/CoolingCenters.
One of the best ways to beat the heat during a hot San Antonio summer is to stay indoors during the hottest part of the day. Drink much more water than you normally would. And check on your elderly neighbors. Together, we can make sure everyone stays safe during the hottest parts of the year. Do you have any tips for keeping cool during the hot summer rmonths? Please share them in the comments below.
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