This kind of heat, where temperatures actually exceed 100 degrees, is more than just headline fodder. It's dangerous. It's the kind of day that normally sees reporters out on the street looking for folks who have to power through the sweltering conditions to do their jobs: paving crews, movers, letter carriers. And it has us checking in with local health officials to remind you that things like heat exhaustion and heat stroke can hit you hard, and fast.
But one of the things you're advised to do to keep you cool has it's own hazards, and I don't think I've seen a better, and more powerful explanation of the dangers of over-hydrating (hyponatremia) than the one offered by A Girl On Her Bike. Check it out: and take it easy out there.