Managing the outdoors during mid-90s temperatures
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MILWAUKEE- Even though temperatures soared into the mid-90s, there were still a lot of people outside Tuesday.
Pools and aquatic parks were popular and TODAY'S TMJ4 caught up with folks pushing on with their outdoor activities despite the heat.
Some people say it's what they wait all year for.
As the sunshine spilled onto Beckum-Stapleton Field in Milwaukee, Regina Walters sums up the day with one word: hot.
So hot, one Little League mom was a little leery of the kids suiting up and swinging. "At first I thought they were going to call the game," said Regina Walters. Instead, organizers pushed back her son's ball game, hoping to buy some time.
Others took advantage of every last minute at the Schulz Aquatic Center to escape the heat.
A cool down even the those who can't yet swim, seemed to enjoy.
Meanwhile in the heart of afternoon heat -- thousands filled Martin Luther King Drive for the city's annual Juneteenth celebration.
Khianna Adams trick for keeping cool? Her umbrella. "Why not use it for the heat and the rain," said Adams.
Dennis Walton's secret for surviving the steamy temps -- well, it's tasty one. "I eat watermelon. (Laughs) Now I understand in the south why they ate watermelons," said Walton.
The city's mobile health clinic told TODAY'S TMJ4 they had no heat related issues during the Juneteenth celebration.
And -- if you're planning how to beat the heat Wednesday -- all Milwaukee County pools are open for their regular hours.