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Crowds Keep Cool On Memorial Day

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FREELAND-WEB-HEADSHOT-2013 Lynne Hayes-Freeland
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you were out and about today, it almost looked like the Fourth of July – not Memorial Day.

Temperatures were close to 90 degrees in downtown Pittsburgh.

City and county pools haven’t opened for the season yet, so spray parks were the next best thing. They are seeing record numbers. On opening day, a park in Troy Hill saw 360 people.

Gus & Yaya’s – always popular on the North Side – was another stopping point today for fans of the ice ball – even those who opted to play tennis in spite of the near 90 degree weather.

“Coming from New Orleans and where I’m from, it gets hot – it’s hot down there and it’s humid,” Larry Peques said. “This is not bad.”

But not everyone had the chance to enjoy the outdoors. The heat poses a real threat to the elderly, so for the third day in a row, the city’s senior centers stayed open, offering air conditioning to seniors.

“It’s very comfortable in here,” Dorcas Byrnes, of Lawrenceville, said. “It’s nice to be able to come in out of the heat.”

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