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A Hot Day for Some People on Delmarva

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BERLIN, Md.- Some people on Delmarva didn't have trouble staying warm today because they work or workout around hot temperatures.

Jeffrey Auxer, the owner of a blown glass gallery and workshop in Berlin, actually spent the day sweating. He creates fine art in what he calls "The Hot Shop." 

"It's the coolest day of the year, probably because it's so cold outside," Auxer said. "It's about 100 degrees in there, so during the summer it obviously gets a heck of a lot hotter."

Auxer says the shop has gone up to 130 degrees. On average, he spends about seven hours a day working in it. He wears shorts and a t-shirt to keep cool. 

"It's hot," Auxer said. "You get use to it a little bit, but it still takes a toll on your body." 

Auxer spent a few minutes making a glass and paper weight this afternoon. He used one of two furnaces to do it. The paper weight formed under more than 2,200 degrees. He says the temperature is necessary to mold the glass and apply designs. 

"If the paper weight is too cold, it will actually crack," Auxer said. "The cool air would cause the glass to cool down too fast and it would shatter."

Auxer isn't the only one facing the heat on this frigid day, the indoor pool at the Richard A. Henson Family YMCA was nearly 85 degrees. Michael Singer enjoys swimming there weekly.

"To me, this is just a normal routine," Auxer said. "It doesn't matter if it's 90 degrees out or zero degrees out. I come here every day."

Aquatic Director Kathryn Cade isn't surprised about the turnout. 

" I knew they would be here," she said.

Several classes are held at the YMCA each day.

 

 

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