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Heat Moves JCPS Football Game Times

by Devin Katayama on September 2, 2011

Jefferson County Public Schools is moving all evening football games back to at least 8 pm tonight.

The heat index is expected to exceed levels suitable to play, said JCPS athletics director Jerry Wyman.

“There is no guarantee that it wouldn’t have been ok at 7:30 but we feel a lot more confident that 8:00 and beyond we’ll be in a little better time frame. So we just didn’t want to run the risk of having the fans there early and the kids out on the field and the cheerleaders and the band people all there and that extra half hour may prevent that,” he said.

Around a dozen game times have been pushed back and JCPS may decide to move games back further, said Wyman. This will happen on a case by case basis, he said.

Each school will use a hydrometer to measure the temperature and humidity on the field, then check that with guidelines provided by the Kentucky High School Athletics Association, said Wyman.

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Temps Not Record-Breaking But Heat Warnings Continue

by Kyle Durbin July 19, 2011

The National Weather Service is predicting the heat index for Louisville to be mostly in the triple digits for the next week. While we won’t experience record-breaking temperatures, this is expected to be the longest heat wave Louisville has experienced this year. National Weather Service meteorologist John Gordon says the combination of high temperatures and […]

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Excessive Heat Warning in Effect Today

by Todd Mundt August 4, 2010

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued an excessive heat warning, in effect until 9pm tonight. Forecasters say today’s high will range from 96 to 101. Combined with high humidity, this will result in a heat index from 106 to 111 degrees.

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by Gabe Bullard August 3, 2010

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Heat Advisory In Effect Through Saturday

by Gabe Bullard July 23, 2010

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Kentucky for today and this latest heat wave could make July a record-setting month.

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Salvation Army Operates 'Cooling Centers' For Those Without A/C

by scrosby July 6, 2010

by Stephanie Crosby Louisville area social service agencies are opening their doors to help residents escape dangerous summer heat this week. The Louisville Area Command of the Salvation Army has opened two cooling centers, in addition to its Center of Hope homeless shelter on Brook Street. The Center of Hope is operating under a ‘white […]

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Highest Temperatures of the Summer Predicted for Louisville Area

by scrosby July 6, 2010

by Stephanie Crosby Some of the highest temperatures of the summer so far are in the forecast for this week. Forecaster Mike Callahan with the National Weather Service says highs in the mid-to-upper 90s are well-above average temperatures for this time of year. Many counties in the far eastern part of Kentucky are under a […]

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Shelters Fly White Flags During Hot Weather

by Gabe Bullard June 15, 2010

When the heat index reaches or tops 95 degrees, the shelters fly white flags to indicate that the homeless can come in for relief from the heat overnight.

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Food, Heat, Shelter Aid Still Available for Louisvillians

by kespeland February 2, 2009

83,000 Louisvillians are still without power after last week’s ice storm. Hundreds are still spending their nights in shelters throughout Jefferson County.

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Student Athletes Risking Heat-Related Collapse

by kespeland August 29, 2008

A recent spate of heat-related collapses raises questions about how well student athletes are being protected.

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