INDIANAPOLIS — Some Indiana schools dismissed early and canceled outdoor activities amid hot weather that saw South Bend reach a record high of 97.
Six Gary Community School Corp. schools dismissed early Tuesday because of the heat, and others in Indianapolis, Brownsburg and central Indiana's Hancock County canceled outdoor sports practices because of concerns over the heat. The Beech Grove schools in Indianapolis also called off an indoor volleyball game because of inadequate ventilation at the venue.
The National Weather Service says South Bend reached a record high for the date of 97, breaking the previous record of 96 set in 1897.
Indianapolis reached a high of 96, breaking the previous record high for the date of 95 last reached in 1983.