It's the Longest and Hottest Heat Wave of 2013 in the DC Metro Area

5:21 PM, Jul 17, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- When a heat wave lasts as long as this one, sometimes people have to get creative in finding ways to stay cool. 

People throughout the D.C. Metro area are beating the heat and conquering cabin fever at the same time!

It has already been in the 90s for three straight days, and the First Alert Forecast is calling for temperatures to be in the upper 90s again tomorrow through the end of the week. 

And with the humidity making it feel even hotter, people are pulling out all the stops in an effort to stay cool on the National Mall. On a day like today, a cold drink or an ice cream cone aren't going to be enough to take the edge off.  

The next best thing to air conditioning is some nice, cool water. From a bottle, or better yet, from one of the fountains in the area. 

Kids can splash to their heart's content at a fountain in downtown Silver Spring. Their moms are happy about it, too. Jenny Romero says, "it's free and they (the kids) are going to have fun. And it's really hot."

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