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Heat index tops 100 in Hampton Roads

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Jun 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-15 16:22:53-04

Several cities in Hampton Roads are currently experiencing a heat index of more than 100.

The City of Hampton is expected to reach a heat index of up to 104 degrees today. The Hampton city libraries and community centers are facilities that are open to citizens to get out of the heat, officials say. There is water available at all the facilities. Should there be a need to open a dedicated cooling site, the city is prepared to do so.

While there are currently no designated cooling centers at this time in Hampton Roads, libraries and community centers are generally open to the public to take shelter in cases of extreme weather.

Heat Index List for Hampton Roads, via Meteorologist Patrick Rockey, 3 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015

Chesapeake 109

Williamsburg 107

Virginia Beach 107

Kitty Hawk 107

Newport News 106

Elizabeth City 103

Edenton 103

Franklin 103

Wakefield 103

Manteo 102

Hampton 101

Norfolk 100

Suffolk 100

Melfa 100

Ahoskie 100

We are inching closer to record heat for the day. No records yet, though, according to Meteorologist Patrick Rockey.