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Cooler July Weather Impacts Businesses

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Just when it seemed we were finally getting some hot weather, it cooled down significantly.

This drop in temperature has made an impact on many businesses around town.

Swimming pools have had to close in the last few weeks because it was just too cold.

The rule is, if the temperature is below 68 degrees at 11am, the pools aren't allowed to open.

The pool manager at Elks Aquatic Facility says there were some days they couldn't open until the afternoon.

She says they try to accommodate to the public as best as they can to open up the pool as soon as the weather warms up.

"In about the last 10 days we've had to close quite a few times due to the cold weather so that's brought down our attendance quite a bit but the water's warm the air is just cold so it's tough," says Alicia Nehl, Pool Manager, Elks Aquatic Facility.

Other businesses, like the Superslide Amusement Park, haven't been negatively affected by Mother Nature's change in mood and have actually benefited from the cooler weather.

"The cool temperatures are great for our amusement park. Yes, our numbers are way up. The last couple of weeks have been really busy. The 70 to mid 80 degrees are just perfect for us," say Richard Fleckenstein, Owner of the Superslide Amusement Park.

Meteorologist Patrick Ayd from the National Weather Service in Bismarck says for about the past week, temperatures have been eight to nine degrees below normal.

But he says the overall temperatures for July have been normal.

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