Vermont Experiences Highest Temperatures of 2014

By Alex Rose

Published 07/01 2014 07:52PM

Updated 07/01 2014 07:55PM

Burlington, Vt.- It's something Vermonters aren't all that used to, but on Tuesday they were faced with some real heat.

Burlington saw the highest reading since September last year.

Between visiting the beach, or swimming in the water, people did whatever they could to cool down.

"I've just been to Ben & Jerry's and got ice cream,” said Burlington resident Jonathan Stoneman. “I also go to the YMCA and go in the pool."

Although it was fairly windy, the heat index reached a high of 97 degrees. The heat index is a combination of heat and humidity.

Other people in Burlington went for a different type of refreshment to hydrate.

"We got our new umbrellas on the stand this year so you can come and stand in the shade, and then you can enjoy a freshly-squeezed cold lemonade," said Teen’s Future Director at King Street Center Dave Besserer.

Kids Lemonade wasn't the only way to get a quick drink on Church Street.

The people at key bank revealed a fountain at the top of Church Street on Monday, and on a hot day, it's been getting plenty of use."

There was also plenty of construction throughout Burlington, but that didn't stop the workers.

"Yeah it's hot,” said Burlington Public Works Assistant Director Rob Green. “Boys are prepared for it though, plenty of water, plenty of food, they got some shade. They're doing alright."

Construction workers in the area had water breaks to make sure they didn't get over-heated.

Remember if you're out in the sun this holiday week to keep drinking liquids and wear loose fitting clothing.

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