Beating the boiling weather (with photos)

By Perry Russom

July 16, 2013 Updated Jul 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) While Monday's temperatures touched the 90s, some took to the water to cool off.

"The only way to right now is to be out in the cold water," said Cassandra Lewis, of Johnson City.

She brought her son Diamond to the water spray at CFJ Park in Johnson City.

"It works until your dry up and then you have to get back in," said Lewis.

Cheryl Foster is visiting from Texas. She said Monday's temperatures were a relief from broiling weather down south.

"We left in mid-June and it was 105 degrees," Foster said. "We're feeling much cooler here even though people are complaining about the temperatures and the humidity. This is wonderful."

While they both were cooling down outside, Olum's was taking care of cooling down inside.

Olum's Store Manager Ed Isenberg said on a normal day, they sell between five and 10 air conditioners.

When it gets hot and humid like today, that number jumps to around 100 air conditioners sold, he said.

"You know the first people at the door are going to be after air conditioners," Isenberg said. "They automatically sell. It's something you can just count down."

While Olum's counts on air conditioners, Sugar Lips in Binghamton counts on customers, even if they have four legs.

Murphy is a 10-week-old puppy. His owners brought him to the ice cream shop for the Doggie Sundae: A soft-served vanilla ice cream with dog treats.

"If they just take their dogs to the ice cream place and they don't get them ice cream, then they want theirs," said Laurie Salmon, Sugar Lips manager.

The Action News weather team is forecasting weather to remain high for the next few days.