Wednesday, July 4, 2018

How hot IS the sidewalk or pavement in Arizona?

Well over 10 degrees HOTTER! And that is a cautious estimate. 

A study done in 2015 by Channel 3 Phoenix showed the following:

"While the air temperature was below 100 degrees F (96 was recorded on June 26, 2015), the thermometer recorded a temperature of 122 on a patch of green grass. A nearby rock path was 133. The pavement was 131. A wood dock reached a temperature of 164."

PLEASE be careful when walking your children or your pets. Imagine how hot that stuff is on the bare paws of a dog!!!

A quick way to see if the sidewalk or pavement is too hot for your pet, place the back of your hand on the surface and if you can hold it there for more than 5 seconds, then it might be OK. Maybe!

THANK YOU Verde Valley Humane Society for bringing this information out this time of year. We appreciate you!!!