Folks in the Capital Region are getting a feel for just how dangerous extreme temperatures like this can be.
Public safety officials say some of those who ventured out even ended up being rushed to the hospital.
A total of six people at Albany's Alive at 5 concert had to be treated for heat related problems, and one of those people had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
And a group of campers on a field trip had a rough ride home thanks to the heat too.
At around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, there were five ambulances, five stretchers, and several sick kids at the Exit 23 State Police Barracks.
Summer campers from the Lansingburg Boys & Girls Club had to make an unplanned stop there after several children became sick on the bus.
Even though the bus has air conditioning, the driver said he made a last minute decision to stop at the police barracks as a quick place to cool off when several campers began crying and asking for sickness bags.
Camp counselor Tiffany B. said, "26 kids we were on the bus to Zoom Flume and came back, and one passed out, and that's all I can say."
When asked if everyone was alright, the flustered counselor rushed into the back of a waiting ambulance and said, "I'm guessing! (they are)."
All together four campers between the ages of 9 and 11, and one 17-year-old counselor were taken to Samaritan Hospital for heat related illnesses.
Albany Fire's Battalion Chief Daniel Coleman said, "We had five patients overcome due to the heat. They were driving back from a bus trip and they had some nausea, they were hot, some lightheadedness."
And at Alive at 5 in Albany, it was a similar story, with a total of six people requiring treatment or transport to the hospital for heat related problems.
But the city of Albany did what it could to keep people cool. There were 'misting tents' the people could walk through and even a fire hose set up like a sprinkler so people could get wet.
Craig Niedhammer of Waterford was one of many who were grateful for the cooling options. He said, "It's a great idea. They were gonna cancel this because it was so hot, and this just feels great standing here. It just cools you down, and these guys (his 2 children) just wanted to get wet."
While standing on the pavement soaking wet, young McKenna Niedhammer said, "It's really fun to be able to get wet when it's really hot outside. It feels really good, and it's really cold."
Her little brother Mason agrees. He said, "We were watching the band, and we came here."
When asked if it was a good way to cool off, he nodded "yes" with a smile, and took off into the massive sprinkler.
Public health officials are urging people in the Capital Region to take this extreme heat very seriously.