Beat the heat during heat waves

Working out in a pool is a great way to stay cool when temperatures rise. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
July has arrived with blistering hot days, affecting the lowlands, mountains and deserts alike. While Anza is normally spared the brunt of the heat waves, thermometer readings can still approach or even exceed the century mark. Temperatures in excess of 100 degrees are not only uncomfortable, they can be dangerous, especially for young children and for older adults in the community. Weather forecasters, such as the U.S. National Weather Service in San Diego, issue heat-related weather warnings to let the public know that a change is on the way. These alerts consist of two levels: a “Heat Advisory” means that temperatures may reach 100-105 degrees in the next 72 hours and to take precautions and an “Excessive Heat Warning” indicates heat index values in the 105-110 degree r
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