Directors’ Message

Long-Hot-Summer
Docents at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, like to tell their visitors that Arizona has five seasons, Winter, Spring, Wet Summer, Dry Summer, and Fall. I like to tell people that here in Southern Arizona, we have only two seasons, Hot and Damn Hot.

We have already broken the “Century-Mark” for daytime temperatures, and it’s only mid-May! It’s time for our annual reminder to avoid heat-related illnesses. Newcomers to our summers in Arizona, may not be ready for our “dry heat”. The link to the CDC website, provides helpful information to recognize and treat heat related illnesses. Of course, if you encounter someone in physical distress, always call 911.

CDC Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat Related Illnesses

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