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Residents react to cooler temps

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The unseasonably cool weather is having an impact on outdoor activities across Mid-Michigan.

Splash parks and swimming pools were empty on Tuesday during what is usually the busiest time of the year.

It was a bit lonely for Delmar Lee at the splash park in Saginaw.

"I've been here since 9 this morning," Lee said, adding not a single person showed up.

The cooler temperatures have kept visitors away on what would normally be a hot July day.

"Yesterday, it was quite a few people here, we had way more than we do today, which is no one," Lee said.

Temps were only expected to be in the mid-sixties on Tuesday, about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than it normally is this time of year.

"Attendance is a little down compared to what we would be expecting," Robin Carey said.

Carey works at the Children's Zoo at Celebration Square in Saginaw. She said Tuesday is usually one of their busiest days for visitors.

"We do have a discounted admission day, so usually we have quite a bit of attendance and with the clouds and everything, it is a little bit down, but not a ghost town or anything," Carey said.

Carey said visiting the zoo on a day like Tuesday might actually be more enjoyable.

"Slightly overcast and cooler is actually a better day to visit the zoo instead of being warm and 75 and sunny. Because the animals get warm and they want to hang out in the shade and be lazy just like you do. So if you come on a cooler day, you're more apt to see animals being active," Carey said.



Some people are actually enjoying the short break from the heat. Especially people who have to work outdoors in the high temperatures every day.

Todd Cappel works for Bell Landscaping. He said the cooler temperatures make doing their job a lot easier.

"Usually out here sweating, 90 degree weather during July so this a welcome change," he said.

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