Temperatures Heating Up

By: Anna Smithson Email
By: Anna Smithson Email

With the heat index in the mid to upper 90's and a high of 92 degrees on Sunday, there was no denying it was hot. But hot weather doesn't keep people from getting out, whether it's in the direct heat or in some very unique shade.

Covered head to toe in paintball gear Matthew Williamson said it's not too hot.

"It's fun, it's worth it," Williamson told WBKO.

But he agrees they have to be careful when it's this hot.

"We stay in the shade, hang out and take long breaks and drink lots of water," Williamson said.

Speaking of shade, there's a lot of it in Lost River Cave.

"The cave stays about 57 and is pretty much insulated from the temperature on the outside," said Becky Madison, Lead Tour Guide at Lost River Cave.

And there are many people who take advantage of it during the hot summer months.

"A lot of folks were drawn to the caves for the cool temperatures to cool down," Madison said.

"If you're on a tour and you're coming down, you may be hot.You may be sweaty and that temperature takes affect."

Madison said caves are perfect summer adventures because of the comfort of cooler temperatures.

"They don't want to be hot. They want to do something adventurous and something unique."

Remember when you're out in the heat, drink lots of water even if you're not thirsty.
Try to avoid working outside between noon and 4 p.m. and wear light weight, light colored and loose fitting clothing.


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