Updated: 07/21/2014 6:12 PM
Created: 07/21/2014 4:20 PM WDIO.com
By: Travis Dill
Mother Nature turned up the heat on Monday as some communities in the Northland hit 90 degrees. It may be the hottest day of the summer so far, and that caused some problem for anyone working outside.
Temperatures in Duluth soared into the upper 80s and left residents squirming in the heat. Stylianos Regas found the quickest way to deal with it was to take a dip.
“I'm in my aunt's pool, and I'm here with my cousins. It's really fun because I'm going to go underwater now. It's really hot today,” Regas said.
Not everyone had the opportunity to cool off. Plenty of workers were stuck out in the sun. It hit 90 degrees in Superior as Curtis Markkula and his painting crew climbed their ladders.
“It gets a little hot, but it's nothing we can't handle,” Markkula said. “Well, today is a lot wrmer, you know, there are no clouds, and it's definitely hot.”
Crews with KTM Paving were trying to keep cool at their outdoor office in Duluth.
"It's kind of warm. We just drink water and take a break now and then,” Jim Schanche said.
He said prepping a driveway isn't nearly as bad as tossing out the searing blacktop.
“Well, the hot mix is coming out of the plant about 300 degrees so you're working with that heat too so this isn't too bad,” Schanche said.
Regas knew some were struggling with the tropical humidity and didn't have a pool in the backyard. He had a few words of wisdom for everyone trying to beat the heat.
“I'm sorry, but if you want to just go take a cold shower instead if you're really hot,” Regas said.
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