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August 24, 1990 | By Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
It's going to be another one of those uncomfortable, sticky weekends as the skies begin to clear and our old friend, Mr. Humidity, returns for a visit. The slow return to sun, heat and humidity should be complete by weekend's end, and stay with us into Wednesday, according to Accu-Weather meteorologist Tom Kimes. After a low of 70 tonight, temperatures and humidity will start rising tomorrow, with the mercury hitting a high of 82 under mostly cloudy skies. There's a chance of showers or thunderstorms, Kimes said.
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July 8, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Welcome to the more normal part of a July - hot and humid with possible thunderstorms. Several records were set in the last two days, with highs of 102 on Tuesday and 103 on Wednesday, and a low of 80 on Wednesday - the highest low ever for the date, but short of the record 82 for any date. By comparison, today's high of 90, at 2:45 p.m., seemed relatively benign. Renegade clouds from some showers at the Shore kept it a bit cooler than expected. Late in the day, the National Weather Service took down the excessive heat warning for Philadelphia and the adjacent counties.
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August 16, 1999
We have two dehumidifiers in the basement that put out a bucket of water each day. I use it to water flowers outside the house and the plants inside. It's a wonderful way of conserving water. Andrew Newman Huntington Valley Have suggestions on how to save water? Call 215-854-5060, and we'll print the best ones.
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July 25, 2010 | By Chelsea Conaboy and Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writers
Humidity compounded the effects of record high temperatures across the region Saturday, as the thermometer reached 97 in Philadelphia and Wilmington and 99 in Atlantic City. People waking up in the city Sunday morning won't feel much relief. The overnight forecast was for temperatures in the low- to mid-80s and enduring humidity. The National Weather Service extended its excessive-heat warning until 6 a.m. Sunday. Later in the day, "there is a cold front coming," said Ray Kruzdlo, a weather service hydrologist.
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May 3, 2010 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The heat and summerlike humidity didn't deter most competitors in Sunday's Blue Cross Broad Street Run. But it did slow many of them down. "About two minutes" longer, said Brian Lang, 23, of Philadelphia, comparing his 54:50 finish to the last time he ran the 10-mile race. "And that's all weather. " It was near 80 degrees by the time most of the 25,594 runners who completed the race crossed the finish line at the Philadelphia Navy Yard about 10:30 a.m. A record 30,000 participants had signed up for the 8:30 a.m. race, which began at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue.
REAL_ESTATE
February 10, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
A few weeks back, a reader contacted me with a concern that the portable humidifier his daughter was running in a bedroom could contribute to a mold problem, although he had seen no evidence of one yet. In my household, we have run humidifiers in bedrooms because, for example, one son suffered from croup-like symptoms as a baby and the house we owned back then had radiators and the air was very dry. I never saw any evidence of mold as a result, but...
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January 19, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
  Question: My daughter and her 5-year-old sleep in a bedroom with a hardwood floor, filled with clothing and stuffed animals. She recently added a small table-top air filter and a humidifier that she activates every night, putting a half-gallon of water into the air in a 12-hour period. I already have a whole-house humidifier on the furnace, and I am concerned that she is going to cause a mold or mildew problem in the room, in addition to the unfinished attic and possibly adjoining bedrooms.
NEWS
July 24, 2010 | By Chelsea Conaboy and Sally A. Downey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Humidity compounded the effects of record high temperatures across the region Saturday, as the thermometer reached 97 in Philadelphia and Wilmington and 99 in Atlantic City. People waking up in the city Sunday morning won't feel much relief. The overnight forecast was for temperatures in the low- to mid-80s and enduring humidity. The National Weather Service to extend its excessive heat warning until 6 a.m. Sunday. Later in the day, "there is a cold front coming," said Ray Kruzdlo, a weather service hydrologist.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, STAFF WRITER
It's that time of year: It feels like a sauna outside while the chill in many workplaces has people piling on sweaters or even turning on space heaters. Pick your sartorial poison: You can wilt on the sidewalk or shiver at your desk. Or the mall. Or the movie theater. This raises the question, Can't the thermostat gods keep more of us comfortable? We sought science on this and discovered there is no simple answer to what seemed a simple question. Nonetheless, the question takes on extra import as we head into what promises to be an ugly heat wave and 50,000 guests arrive in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.
NEWS
July 9, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TOM GRALISH
At Fairmount Park's Belmont Plateau, Mark Stone of South Philadelphia reads European Car magazine. The skyline is lost in the haze caused by high humidity and temperatures in the low 90s. More heat and humidity, along with thunderstorms, were forecast for today.
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July 23, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, STAFF WRITER
It's that time of year: It feels like a sauna outside while the chill in many workplaces has people piling on sweaters or even turning on space heaters. Pick your sartorial poison: You can wilt on the sidewalk or shiver at your desk. Or the mall. Or the movie theater. This raises the question, Can't the thermostat gods keep more of us comfortable? We sought science on this and discovered there is no simple answer to what seemed a simple question. Nonetheless, the question takes on extra import as we head into what promises to be an ugly heat wave and 50,000 guests arrive in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.
REAL_ESTATE
January 25, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Ernie Wyatt, who is from near Macon, Ga., sends the following question: "I have discovered that water has been standing in a corner of my basement in a crawl space and there is a bit of mildew in the area. "A contractor has informed me that a permanent solution to the problem would be to treat the mildew and then haul in some sand, level the crawl space, and encapsulate the basement, sealing it from the outside. "I have heard, however, that encapsulation can promote dry rot. Would it be wise to leave some of the vents open?"
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July 21, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
With temperatures in the mid-90s, magnified by rising humidity, the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Philadelphia area through 8 p.m. Monday. Service providers were standing by, and emergency officials warned workers and at-risk populations to take precautions to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Temperatures began rising Saturday night, and by Sunday afternoon, humidity was making it feel more like 105 degrees, said Mitchell Gaines, a meteorologist with the weather service's Mount Holly bureau.
SPORTS
June 13, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
ENGLISH SOCCER players are used to cold and damp, not hot and humid. So playing in the Brazilian rain forest is going to be quite a test for the lads. When England faces Italy tomorrow, it will be doing so in the steamy Amazon jungle port of Manaus, where the humidity averages 80 percent year around. A local adage says there are two seasons: summer and hell. England has been yapping and worrying about playing in Manaus since the World Cup draw 6 months ago. "Obviously being English players, we're not used to those conditions," defender Gary Cahill said.
REAL_ESTATE
February 10, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
A few weeks back, a reader contacted me with a concern that the portable humidifier his daughter was running in a bedroom could contribute to a mold problem, although he had seen no evidence of one yet. In my household, we have run humidifiers in bedrooms because, for example, one son suffered from croup-like symptoms as a baby and the house we owned back then had radiators and the air was very dry. I never saw any evidence of mold as a result, but...
REAL_ESTATE
January 19, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
  Question: My daughter and her 5-year-old sleep in a bedroom with a hardwood floor, filled with clothing and stuffed animals. She recently added a small table-top air filter and a humidifier that she activates every night, putting a half-gallon of water into the air in a 12-hour period. I already have a whole-house humidifier on the furnace, and I am concerned that she is going to cause a mold or mildew problem in the room, in addition to the unfinished attic and possibly adjoining bedrooms.
SPORTS
June 12, 2013 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
The golfers assembled at Merion should be used to this by now: This year has witnessed some of the wildest weather in PGA tour history. Monday's flooding downpours that bedeviled the U.S. Open practice round may even have seemed a benign sequel to the high winds in Hawaii, snow in Arizona, and lightning in Florida. Fortunately, after better than five inches of rain in four days, conditions at the Merion Golf Club should improve substantially the rest of the week. Showers remain in the forecast, but they will be far sparser Tuesday and Wednesday, meteorologists say. Thursday shapes up as the second-wettest day of the week, but whatever happens then is unlikely to remotely match Monday's soaking.
NEWS
July 22, 2011 | Staff Report
Record heat brewed in soup-thick humidity is making this one of the most-uncomfortable days in Philadelphia history. At 5 p.m., the mercury hovered at 104, breaking a record for the date that had held since 1957. The heat index was a steamy 114. In fact, Philadelphia evidently set a record even before the sun came up. The lowest reading overnight, unofficially, was 82 at the airport, symptomatic of the mass amounts of water vapor in the air; humidity inhibits cooling. If you haven't been outside lately, be prepared to walk into adjective-breaking, breath-sucking heat and humidity.
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July 13, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The high could hit 90 today, extending the current heat wave to five days. But then we get a milder spell through the weekend as a high builds in Canada Thursday and moves through on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Even the thunderstorms should take a break. The only threat of boomers through the weekend seems to be this afternoon west of Reading in Pennsylvania. Dry skies, highs in the mid 80s, lower humidity and lows in the mid 60s are expected Thursday into Sunday in the Philadelphia area.
NEWS
May 31, 2011 | By VALERIE RUSS, russv@phillynews.com 215-854-5987
PHILADELPHIA-AREA residents didn't need a Memorial Day barbecue to feel grilled yesterday. It was both the heat and the humidity that brought on that first taste of real summer weather on a holiday that marks the unofficial beginning of summer. It felt more like late July than late May, National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Heavener said yesterday. Yet, we've had early heat waves three years in a row. "Last year the first heat wave came between June 1 and June 5," Heavener said.
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