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If the family must be outside, the Capital Weather Gang has compiled guidance on how to handle it and a list of cooler centers in the area.

Looking for a little cool fun? Check out the region’s plentiful opportunities for indoor activity, such as these compiled by The Post’s Going Out Guide a while back. (These were originally published as ideas on how to escape the winter chill. Today, I can’t imagine trying to escape a chill.)

Linda Samuel, who writes the events blog KidFriendly DC, has also compiled a list of indoor gyms and other ideas for indoor adventure such as ice skating — doesn’t that sound like a good idea.

And then there’s also always a movie. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “Winnie the Pooh” and “Cars 2” might not be winning Best Picture Oscars anytime soon, but each ticket comes with a couple of hours of air-conditioning.