When the temperature soars past 90 Valley people get motivated. Many hit the hardware stores Saturday to get to work on the garden, landscaping or pool.
At Lowe's in Clovis there was quite a crowd in the garden section. Shoppers like Melody Polo-Klein arrived at the store with a game plan. "Getting our plans ready. Getting our sun shades up. Getting our pool together. Just a lot of bunch of different things."
Beside plants, assistant manager Armando Martinez says ceiling fans are very popular this spring. They've sold stacks of the tiny wind machines. What else is hot? "Barbecues are really selling. We just sold out of our skillet. It's an outdoor grill that cooks anything like a Teppanyaki restaurant."
Shoppers spent a lot of time eyeing PVC products to make their sprinklers work again. Others like Bob Wayda were loading up pool products to make the water sparkle in spring. "Pool supplies, sprinkler supplies, getting ready. The summer is here. The heat is here. Getting ready for the pool and the lawn."
Over at Fresno State umbrellas could be seen all over the park.Some had them open in the stands while others had them side by side to create shade on the lawn.
At Todd Beamer Park in northeast Fresno snow cones were a good way to beat the heat. Steve Pivovaroff and his daughter lost power at their home so they decided to take a cool drive in the car. "We were just about to take a drive out and before were gonna go anywhere we're gonna get some snow cones to cool us off in this hot weather."
90 degrees may seem hot now but by mid summer temperatures in the 90's will feel like a cooling trend.
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