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Lexington to open cooling centers in three locations to help residents battle against the heat wave

Shillito pool With temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, and the heat index well over 100 degrees this week, Lexington officials plan to open multiple cooling centers. The Dunbar Community Center, 545 North Upper St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, July 20-21, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,Saturday, July 22. Rooms at Picadome, 469 Parkway Drive, and Tates Creek, 1400 Gainesway...

Rural Blog: If you thought it was especially hot in July … well, you were right, NASA says

If you thought July was especially hot, you were right. NASA researchers say July was the world’s hottest month on record, going back to 1880, Seth Borenstein reports for The Associated Press. “NASA calculated that July 2016 was 1.51 degrees Fahrenheit (0.84 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1950-1980 global average. That’s clearly hotter than the previous hotter months, about 0.18 degrees...

Late-summer heat wave will expand, bringing with it high temps as well as excess humidity

By Alex Sosnowski AccuWeather.com     An arm of hot and humid air from the South will extend across the Midwest into midweek.   Much of the South Central states have been rolling in a late-summer heat wave since last week, where the combination of high temperatures, excessive humidity, sunshine and other conditions resulted in AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures above 110 F on multiple...

Sweltering heat and high humidity will team up to create dangerously hot conditions

  By Andy Mussoline AccuWeather.com   Sweltering heat and humidity will advance into the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic this week, bringing the hottest weather of the year to date for some.   In wake of a weekend that brought widespread low humidity and comfortable weather to the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic, heat and humidity will return in a big way.   * * * * * * * * * * * * *...