summer heat

courtesy Kansas City Zoo

Misting fans, chilled pools, ice treats and air conditioning. It's what a lot of people turn to in the summer in Kansas City — and so do the caretakers of the animals at the Kansas City Zoo.  

During the summer months, many of the animals are more active in the mornings when it's cooler. 

A Parents' Guide To Summertime Safety

Jul 5, 2017
Dan Eckert / Flickr - CC

For kids, summer means running through the scorching heat to cannonball into a cool pool. For parents, it means maintaining a watchful eye to keep children safe. Today, we talk with pediatric experts about basic warm weather first-aid and handling scenarios like drowning, bug bites, scrapes and more.

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Summer's on the horizon. And as temperatures start to rise, our thoughts turn to the drinks and dishes that'll help keep us cool.

From an old-school shrimp cocktail to spring rolls — and, of course, don't forget ice cream and shaved ice — KCUR's Food Critics searched out the best iced and chilled dishes in Kansas City on Central Standard.

Here are their recommendations:

Mary Bloch, Around the Block:

Kansas City Heat Forecast To Moderate This Week

Jul 22, 2013
Weather Or Not

There is relief forecast for metro residents who sweltered through the last work week.

  Normal temperatures this time of year in Kansas City range from 89 to 91 degrees. 

The trend departs from the season of 2012.

Records show there were 11 days of 100 degrees or higher up to July 22 of  last year. The highest at downtown airport was 107. Kansas City International was 106 degrees.

The moderation of the last full week of the month will give way in August to something like the first part  of July, according to some meteorologists.

Avoiding A Summer Of Sizzling Sunburns

May 21, 2013
Phil Kates

If you just grab the highest SPF sunscreen when you head out to the lake, you might not be making the best choice. 

Grass That Lasts

Sep 25, 2012

If you're one of those folks who doesn't mind watering the lawn occasionally, but didn't quite feel like jacking up your water bill during this hot summer, you allowed your grass to go dormant. And then it went brown.