People who work outside in the Inland Empire suffered through blistering heat and humidity on Friday. Construction workers relished in the few occasional breezes as they worked in humid, sweltering temperatures. Craig Fiegener reports from Colton for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on July 13, 2012.
Working outside in the Inland Empire this week was a tough assignment. With the blistering heat exacerbated by uncharacteristic humidity, imagine spending your day chipping away at concrete with a jackhammer.
"The last couple of days, it was real humid," construction worker Nick Lopez said. "It's worse because it isn't just a straight heat."
"We do appreciate a cool breeze once in a while," worker John Schroff said.
Construction workers weren't the only ones dealing with the uncomfortable weather that accompanied monsoonal moisture hanging over SoCal.
Julio Sanchez had the task of cranking up a lawnmower at a golf course.
"We have to do the job no matter what, but we probably do it a little slower," Sanchez said.
The humidity surprised Cesar Gonzalez, who drove from Fullerton to Riverside for a temporary job shoveling dirt.
"Just try to stay cool, drink a lot of water," Gonzalez said.