It was even hotter in other parts of the Ozarks Sunday. According to KOLR10/KOZL Senior Meteorologist Ted Keller, both Mtn. Home, Ark., and Lake Ozark, Mo., reached highs of 100 degrees.
Triple digit and near triple digit temperatures could not keep everyone inside.
The fountain at Jordan Valley Park and public swimming pools were popular destinations.
In fact, many people told KOLR10/KOZL News they were enjoying the heat.
Kenneth Hill was among those at Jordan Valley Park. He was tossing a football around with some friends.
"It got too hot throwing around the football," said Hill, "so we came out here, got in the water, then started throwing the football."
Brandi Sisco was at the park playing with her children.
"I think it beats air conditioning," she said. "I'm not sweating at all."
Some people get cranky and irritable when it gets this hot.
"Yes it's very hot today," added Bobby Berry, "but, as you look around you've got a lot of nice people. Everybody gets along good down here. Everyone is polite. The kids and everybody plays with each other."
Even though everyone was enjoying the day at the park, health officials warn heat like this can be dangerous and urge you to take certain precautions to protect yourself.
Here are some tips from the American Red Cross to help you beat the heat.
First, stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water, even if you're not thirsty. Also, avoid alcohol and caffeine because they can dehydrate you.
If you do go outside, wear loose-fitting, light-weight clothing with light colors. Dark colors absorb the sun's rays and make you even hotter.
Never leave children or pets in your car, even for a few minutes. The interior temperature can shoot up as high as 130 degrees in a very short period of time.
Remember to check on family members and friends who may not have air conditioning.
Also, don't forget your pets in this hot weather. They are also at risk for dehydration, sunburn and even heat stroke.