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Boston Broils In Heat Wave

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Visiting a community pool is a great way to beat the heat. (AP)
Visiting a community pool is a great way to beat the heat. (AP)

It's hot out there.

In fact, the National Weather service has issued a heat advisory through 9 p.m. Thursday night. The high temperatures are expected to last until the weekend, meaning we're experiencing our first official heat wave of summer.

WBUR's Kimberly Adams went out to see how Bostonians are beating the heat. She found children flocking to an East Boston fountain to try to stay cool.

Good idea, since the current temperature: 97 degrees. But with humidity, it feels like 104.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Massachusetts for both Thursday and Friday. We also spoke to Peter Judge, the public information officer for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, about what to watch out for in this heat.


  • Kimberly Adams, reporter, WBUR
  • Peter Judge, Public Information Officer, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


Local cooling centers and heat facts

This segment aired on July 21, 2011. The audio for this segment is not available.

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