Volunteers map hottest spots in Houston on ‘Heat Day’

HARC in the News


By Charly Edsitty, KTRK, Channel 13

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It may not be a cause for celebration to some, but for several volunteers around Houston, they were happy to recognize “Heat Day.”

No, this is not an official holiday, but a project aimed at scientifically mapping out some of the hottest spots across the city.

“We should care even though we know it’s hot every summer,” said Meredith Jennings, a post-doctoral research scientist with Houston Advanced Research Center. “The science tells us that it’s going to get even hotter.”


We have the opportunity now to better understand the distribution of heat in the city so we can better prepare and adapt to better withstand warmer temperatures in the future.

Dr. Meredith Jennings, HARC