As large sections of the country suffer in drought, southeastern Pennsylvania has been dry, but has not crossed the drought threshold.
Today marks the fourth heat wave of the summer, as temperatures rose for a third day in a row – into the 90s.
The Montgomery County Commissioner’s office has issued a Hot Weather Health Warning, or “Code Red,” for the county beginning at noon and ending at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
On Saturday, staying cool wasn’t just a luxury, it was a necessity for anyone who ventured outside in Philadelphia.
City health officials have confirmed two more deaths are attributable, at least in part, to the long wave of sweltering heat in the area.
Saturday’s temperature could be at 100 degrees or above, and your plants are showing signs that they’ve had enough.
As tough as this heat can be on people, it can be just as tough on your car, which is why it’s important to do what you can to keep your car, and your car’s air conditioner, in working condition.
One of the things we see that commonly happens during extended heat waves is that people get impatient, especially people who like to be active.
The heat is causing an increase in attendance at area senior centers.
Southern New Jersey has opened several municipal cooling stations which will be open throughout July 3-4, 2012.
For some, the heat can put a damper on weekend plans while others love it!
Nyree Dardarian, who teaches at Drexel University’s Department of Nutrition Sciences, says minor adjustments to what we eat will improve our resistance to the heat.
On a typical summer day, hundreds of children take part in PAL-sponsored baseball, tennis, and golf programs. But not when temperatures are approaching 100 degrees.
When the temperature exceeds 91 degrees, there is a city ordinance that says the horses need to be off the streets.
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Philadelphia area from June 20th-22nd, 2012. Here are some helpful resources.