Heat Island Interactive Map of Roanoke
CAPA Strategies analyzed the data and provided the City a report of its urban heat signature, including a map showing the pattern of heat variation. You can use the interactive map below to find your home, place of work, or favorite park in the City and compare the heat throughout the day to your personal experience.
Questions to think about when viewing the interactive map:
1. Does your own experience with heat in these areas align with the map?
2. What about the landscape (trees, concrete buildings, riverside walkway) do you think might be influencing the heat in this area?
3. If your home is located in a red zone, what do you think could be done to cool your yard or neighborhood?