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White Sulphur Springs weather is a big change from Saints facility is Metairie, Louisiana

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Day five of the New Orleans Saints training camp at the Greenbrier brought much different temperatures than the Saints are used to at their home site in Louisiana.

Long sleeves, long pants, and even some jackets could be spotted at training camp.  Not your typical summer day in West Virginia with unseasonal highs for this time of year, and far from what the Saints are used to.

"When you start to sweat and then the wind blows you're like, oh we aren't in Louisiana are we? There's a little bit of chill in the air," said tight end Benjamin Watson.

This is the first year the team has practiced in West Virginia, where they'll spend three weeks at the Greenbrier before finishing out preseason practices in Metairie, Louisiana.  59 News

Chief Meteorologist Spencer Adkins said the temperature in White Sulphur Springs this morning around 9a9 amuring their early practice was 59 degrees.  In Metairie, it was 59.  

But, Adkins says it's the fall air compared to the tropical air that makes the humidity in West Virginia more bearable.  The cooler air can also be beneficial to the athletes, preventing heat cramps, dehydration and heat exhaustion.

"You're going to get sore but at the same time, you can be proactive in keeping your body ahead of the game, and definitely 70 degrees helps," Zach Strief said.

Greenbrier resort owner Jim Justice also hopes the climate will help with the team's success during their season.

"If you look at the past 12 Super Bowl champions and where they had their training camps I think you'll find that only one had their training camp in a hot climate."

The Saints will return South August 14th, but they'll enjoy it here while it lasts.

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