From pouring rain, thunder, and lightning on Saturday to extreme heat on Sunday: Hoopfest 2013 had it all.
The surprise rain on Saturday had basketball fans huddling in store fronts and under trees just to stay dry. The weather on Sunday afternoon made people do quite the opposite.
While grabbing a snow-cone or some ice cream is always a good way to cool down, the most effective and popular, as always, was the water fountain in River Front Park.
Doctors working the first aid tents this weekend say they were watching for rolled ankles and falls on Saturday because of the wet courts. On Sunday, heat exhaustion was their main concern.
"We have seen a few kids come in pretty hot. We haven't had anybody really sick from it or anything like that. I think not having two days of hot helped, because usually Sunday is pretty bad. But so far, it hasn't been as bad as we thought," said Dr. Thomas Halvorson of Rockwood Clinic.
The Hoopfest first aid team reminds parents to start getting players hydrated the week before the tournament to avoid heat related injuries.