Hot Weather

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How Will You Beat The Heat?

Today is expected to be even hotter than yesterday.


(Hot weather can take an extra toll on people who are taking medication for high blood pressure.  File photo.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Heat Wave Brings Special Warning For Those Taking Certain Medications

If you are taking blood pressure medications, it could make you vulnerable to dehydration during the upcoming heat wave.


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Philadelphia School District Defends Monday’s Early Dismissal

When deciding to dismiss students early because of hot weather, officials say they look at more than just a single day’s forecast.


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Montgomery Co. Coroner: Elderly Man’s Death Related To Heat

Authorities in Montgomery County say an elderly man has died as a result of the excessive heat on Tuesday.



Latest Heat Wave Killed 15 In Philadelphia, Medical Examiner Rules

The City of Philadelphia has increased the death toll from the latest heat wave to fifteen.



More Deaths Blamed On Latest Philadelphia Heat Wave

The death toll from the recent Delaware Valley heat wave has jumped to seven in the City of Philadelphia.


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.


(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.


File photo of Philadelphia's House of Corrections. (credit: CBS3)

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.


(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.


(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.


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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!’


(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.


(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.


(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.