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100-degree weather doesn’t stop some El Pasoans from heading outside

Temperatures reached 103 degrees Thursday, but that didn’t stop some from grabbing their towels and sun block and hitting the pool.

Despite the triple-digit heat, some El Pasoans are choosing to spend the day outside.

Temperatures reached 103 degrees Thursday, but that didn’t stop some from grabbing their towels and sun block and hitting the pool.

Roman Garcia of south central El Paso said his evaporative cooler isn’t working in this extreme heat, so he came to the pool to cool off.

Gabriela Gonzalez of south central El Paso said her daughter was on the swim team.

“So we came here to practice, but we also came here just to swim because it is so hot out,” Gonzalez said.

Nai Holloway, the El Paso County aquatics manager, said this is their busy season.

“This is the time where it starts picking up. It’s the beginning of our season, so we are expecting to get even hotter,” Holloway said. "Anytime it's hotter we do see a lot more people in the pools or just coming out here and picnicking."

Ascarate Park is having family nights every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to give all of El Paso a break from the extreme heat.

If you do plan on going outside during the extreme heat, make sure to drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen and dress appropriately.

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