Even "Nature's Air-Conditioned City" isn't immune to unseasonable heat that's blistering the eastern half of the country.
Free lemonade will be served in Bluefield Friday for the second time this week and the third time this month. Temperatures reached 90 degrees Thursday, Wednesday and June 1.
With an elevation of more than 2,500 feet, Bluefield rarely sees 90-degree heat. When temperatures hit that mark, the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce serves free lemonade the next day. It's been a tradition since 1941.
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the city has had 35 summers without any lemonade servings.
Lemonade also will be served Friday in neighboring Bluefield, Virgina.
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