As temperatures rose above the 90-degree mark for the second straight day Tuesday, some Hagerstown residents found ways to enjoy the outdoors at City Park.
Kyera Craig, 21, of Hagerstown, said she spent some time at the Jonathan Hager House and Museum in the morning before venturing over to the park.
“It’s really hot, and I’m wearing a cardigan, so it’s extra heat,” Craig said. “We’re from Mississippi, and we just moved from Florida to here, so we’re just basically learning the area.”
The temperature reached a high of 97.7 degrees at 4:11 p.m. in Hagerstown, according to i4weather.net, a website maintained by local weather observer Greg Keefer. At 1:50 p.m., the heat index reached its high of 104 degrees, the site said.
Despite the day’s heat, several city residents said they enjoyed going to the park and looking for wildlife.
Hagerstown resident Jeff Mussolino, 49, walked around the lake at noon with his son, Dash, 6, perched on his shoulders.