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Hours For DC Pools Extended Tuesday

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- DC Mayor Vincent Gray extended the operating hours of all the city's pools due to the extremely high temperatures in the area.

Here are the extended hours at the outdoor pools:

Ward 1

Banneker Recreation Center Pool
2500 Georgia Avenue NW
11:00am - 8:30pm

Ward 2

Jelleff Recreation Center Pool
3265 S Street NW
11:00am - 8:00pm

Volta Park Pool
1555 34th Street, NW
11:00am - 9:00pm

Ward 4

Upshur Recreation Center Pool
4300 Arkansas Avenue NW
11:00am - 9:00pm

Ward 5

Langdon Park Pool
2860 Mills Avenue, NW
11:00am - 8:00pm

Theodore Hagans Pool
3201 Fort Lincoln Drive, NE
11:00am 9:00pm

Ward 6

Randall Pool
25 I Street, SW
11:00am - 8:00pm

Ward 7

Pools, Cooling Centers Open For DC Residents

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- The DC government is opening cooling centers and pools to help residents beat the heat.

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation will open the following pools from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday:

Ward 1
Banneker Recreation Center Pool
2500 Georgia Avenue NW


Ward 2

Jelleff Recreation Center Pool
3265 S Street NW


Ward 4

Upshur Recreation Center Pool
4300 Arkansas Avenue NW


Ward 5

Henry Thomas Recreation Center Pool
1743 Lincoln Road NE


Ward 6

Randall Pool
820 South Capitol Street SW


Ward 7

Fort Dupont Pool
800 Ridge Road SE


Ward 8

Anacostia Pool
1800 Anacostia Drive SE

Hey, D.C.: You Think Our Pollen Count Is High?

I've heard residents throughout the District complaining about insanely high pollen counts, and I'm no exception.

This year's allergy season has already done some nasty work on my throat and sinuses, and most days it seems to be getting even worse.

I was convinced that we in D.C. have it really, really bad when it comes to allergy season.  Then I came across this video and thought to myself, "Well, maybe we shouldn't be complaining too much."

This video is about a year old, so if you have seen it before, apologies, I just came across it today on DCist.

For those of you who have not seen this video, behold the power of the pollen in Lewisburg, Tennessee, and maybe you too will realize that maybe we don't have it so bad here in D.C..

How has the pollen count affected you this year?  

Monday: Was It Warm Or Hot?

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Monday was definitely a nice day to be outside, but whether it was warm or hot depended on whom you asked.

Meteorologist Howard Bernstein said earlier that it was warm, but one could argue that it felt hot, relatively speaking. So Anny Hong went out to ask the locals, who were lucky enough to get outside.

One person told us, "It's amazing. I get energized by the sun so this is amazing."

Many people may agree that the higher temperatures were a welcome break from chilly temperatures last week. But they were divided on the question: is it warm or hot?

"It's hot because it's going to be in the 80s. That's summer weather, not spring weather," said one local.

Jenna told us, "Warm. It still feels warm."

Noel Carson offered, "Pretty hot, yeah...It's been pretty cold and to see a jump like that can be jarring."

What Is This Bizarre Substance In Front of the Dupont Metro?

What Is This Bizarre Substance In Front of the Dupont Metro?

So there are always coffee or ice cream spills in front of metro stops throughout the city...but this particular substance might take the cake on disgustingness.

I saw it this morning when I got off the Dupont South Metro escalators, and was thoroughly grossed out.  

Any guesses as to what it is?  And how long do you think it will take to be cleaned up?

A Pleasant Sign From the Suntrust Bank Thermometer In Dupont

A Pleasant Sign From the Suntrust Bank Thermometer In Dupont

That's right...today it's a very bearable 40 degrees!  No, it's not what I would call "warm", but certainly better than the 20 degree wind chills we've had recently.

 

Washingtonians' Secrets To Staying Warm

Washingtonians' Secrets To Staying Warm