Heat Wave Brings Record Temperatures to Montgomery


By Catalina Trivino

Most of the Montgomery area is under an excessive heat warning, which means being outside for a long period of time could be dangerous.

The heat wave is continuing to bring sizzling temperatures. So what are people doing to beat the heat?

"I'm just staying under the shade and staying hydrated," Said local resident Haley Johnson. 

"Way hot. Too hot. But right here it feels good doesn't it?" Said Lisa Buth, who spent the afternoon cooling off in the splash pad near the riverfront.

High Temperatures are breaking records across the nation -- and its no different in Montgomery. Last year, it took until August for temperatures to hit 100 degrees.

Now, July 1st will go down in the books with the new record of 101 degrees. But it's not stopping locals from finding ways to beat the heat.

"Well, we were walking around and found the splash pad for the kids and didn't have swim suits... so we just let them get in and have a good time because it's blazing hot!" Said Audrey Waldrop.

And wakeboarder Michael Glaze spent the afternoon cooling off at Montgomery's riverfront.

"It is burning hot, but I grew up with that. I grew up in Lake Martin and all and yeah, it's hot. Water is pretty much like bath water."

And Montgomery fire and rescue paramedic, Captain John Stuart says firefighters expect to see a jump in heat emergencies with this kind of weather this summer.

"At this fire station -- we haven't had any this year so far, but it can range anywhere from, you know, a couple dozen to, over the city, could be 50 or 60 over a period of time during the summer months."

There's a heat advisory out right now, so remember to stay hydrated if you're out in the sun.

During this time of year, Montgomery temperatures are slightly cooler, hitting around 91 degrees.

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