TROY battles summertime weather, excessive heat

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — If you have been outside at any point this week, you know why Troy’s weather has been making headlines.

Despite being in the Fall semester, the TROY community is still stuck in severe summertime weather.

Summer in Alabama can carry potentially dangerous weather conditions. This week the heat index reached over 100 degrees. Although some students said they have been in conditions similar to this before, they told TrojanVision it never gets comfortable.

“I was at a summer camp in Arkansas and I had to work in like 130 degree weather but the heat index was 112,” said junior Jessie Steele.

“I’ve definitely experienced heat like this before but it’s just a really not fun part of the year for it to be this dang hot outside,” said junior Sarah Mayes.

Oher students are battling the heat during extracurricular activities.

“I’m in SOTS [Sound of the South] as a trumpet player,” said junior Ryan Hardeman. “We’ve been encouraged to drink as much water as possible and just stay prepared because we’re on the field for a really long time.”

Highs for the rest of the week are expected to be above 100 degrees. High heat indexes will only make it feel hotter than it already is. However, students are finding ways to combat the heat and keep themselves cool.

“Drink so much water that you actually can’t focus on how much water you’ve drank,” Steele suggested.

“Ponytails because having hair on your neck in this heat is unbearable,” Mayes said.

“I’ve been trying to wear like thick clothes and staying in the shade as much as possible,” Hardeman said.

For other hot weather tips, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions‘ website.