Brazos Valley Residents Search For Cooler Ground

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

As the temperature continues to hit the triple digit mark, folks across the Brazos Valley are scrambling to find a cool place to hang out this summer. One popular spot is the movie theater.

"It's so hot outside that you just need to get out of it. It's nice to come here and enjoy an ice cold drink while watching a movie," said Rene Gonzales of Bryan.

The temperature at the theater is cool at 74 degrees, but is it the Brazos Valley's coolest spot? We wanted to find something colder, so we headed over to the Arctic Wolf Ice Center.

Stephanie Hilton is an A&M Consolidated student who comes here with her friends to avoid the summer sun. The ice rink attracts young and old, good skaters and bad, and it has an arctic feel to it.

The air temperature is 47 degrees, while the temperature coming off the ice is 27 degrees.

That's not bad, but then there's the Brazos Food Bank. Employees there have to deal with hot temps all day long as they work in the warehouse, but they have the ultimate cooling machine-a deep freeze.

"You'll find guys mulling around in there from time to time," said Joe Parisi with the Brazos Food Bank.

The freezer's gage says 10 degrees, but could it really be that cold somewhere in the Brazos Valley?

The answer is yes, in fact we found the temperature to be 6 degrees once you went into the freezer. The coldest temperature we could find in the Brazos Valley.

You obviously can't go into the freezer at the Brazos Food Bank to cool down, but the theater and ice rink are open seven days a week. If you know of a cooler spot in the area, let us know.

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