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PECO's control center on Thursday (credit: Paul Kurtz)

PECO Sets New Power Demand Record, Eyes Another For Friday

Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong says the utility broke a demand record for electricity that was sent in August of 2006.

07/22/2011

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Groaning About The Philadelphia Heat Wave? Try Being A Dry Cleaner

Local dry cleaners who do their own work in-house are sweating the details in this heat wave.

07/22/2011

(Philadelphia's House of Corrections.  File photo)

Despite Heat Wave, Some Philadelphia Inmates — And Guards — Get No Air Conditioning

While some of Philadelphia’s prisons have air conditioning, some of the biggest and oldest facilities do not. And that leaves both prisoners and corrections officers sweltering when temperatures reach into the 90s and above.

07/22/2011

(The Bucks County Courthouse. File photo)

Bucks County Backs Off Plan To Shut Off Air Conditioning At Courthouse

Bucks County officials say it’s unlikely the county will continue to participate in an energy program this summer that could have saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

07/21/2011

(Photos by Paul Kurtz)

Peco Monitoring Area Electric Consumption As Heat Wave Burns On

When we visited Peco headquarters to see how the power company is handling the strain, the atmosphere was cool and calm — and management was hoping it would stay that way.

07/21/2011

(The YouTube  video that started this.)

Triple-Digit Temps Apparently No Match For Internet ‘Cool Car Fast’ Stratagem

The Internet can be a dangerous thing. Like when my boss sees a Japanese video explaining how to cool your hot car, and the boss says, ‘Go try that!’

07/21/2011

(Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Approaching 100° In The Shade, And Yet Philadelphians Run

Even a heat wave won’t keep some people from their workouts.

07/21/2011

(File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Summer Schools Closing At Height Of Heat Wave; SEPTA Persevering

Summer schools run by the Philadelphia School District are dismissing early on Thursday and closing altogether on Friday because of the heat.

07/21/2011

(The Bucks County Courthouse.  File photo)

Bucks County Employees Complain Of Air Conditioner Shutoffs During Hot Weather

Bucks County officials are taking a second look at an energy program that could save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars after several complaints from county workers at the courthouse in Doylestown.

07/21/2011

(Jay Lloyd, staying cool off the tee.  Photo by Mary Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Golfing During a Heat Wave

With another scorcher of a weekend putting getaway golfing plans in limbo, Jay has an idea to stay somewhat cooler, stay on the course, and save money, too.

07/21/2011

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With Philadelphia Set To Broil, Car Expert Has Hot-Weather Driving Tips

The Delaware Valley is about to be baked in a weeklong heat wave, and a local automotive repair expert notes that the extreme heat is not only tough on people, it’s tough on cars.

07/18/2011

(Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Third Day of Heat Wave Keeps Delaware Valley Sweltering

Even three weeks before the start of summer, it sure feels like summer in Philadelphia!

06/01/2011

(Construction workers pause for lunch during Philadelphia's first heat wave of the 2011 season.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Outdoor Workforce Managing Amid Late-May Heat Wave

Those who have to be out in Philadelphia’s warmer weather today say this first hot spell of the season has been tolerable.

05/31/2011

Tips for Staying Cool in the Heat

The most important thing with heat is you have to use common sense.

07/24/2010

Philadelphia Activates Heat Line Through Monday Evening

by KYW’s Mike Dougherty It’s blazing hot out there and the high humidity is making it feel worse. Temperatures for the month are well above average and that trend is expected to continue into the […]

06/27/2010

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