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July 23, 2016 | Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
While other experts think mostly about optimal indoor temperatures for day-time settings like offices and malls, Ilene Rosen spends her time thinking about the night, a source of conflict in many households. "The best temperature for great sleep is between 60 and 68," said Rosen, a Penn Medicine sleep specialist who is president-elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "The temperature of the world drops at night and [our ancestors] slept in a cave. This is why your bedroom should be like a cave, dark and cool because core body temperature need to drop.
SPORTS
December 16, 2012
This has been a maddening few weeks for runners. One day, I'm out in shorts, tank top, and summer visor. The next, I'm pulling on gloves and my highlighter yellow vest so I don't freeze and/or get hit by a fog-draped car. The yo-yoing area temperatures are wreaking havoc on runners, in both how we run and how we breathe. If you have asthma, you know what I'm talking about. "This is very hard on the lungs when you have asthma," said Stanley Lane, head of allergy and immunology at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly.
NEWS
July 16, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
We find ourselves this week simmering in the geothermic core of July. It is hot. So hot that the sidewalk outside Payless on Chestnut Street makes melted cheese of your flip flops. So hot that to sit at the outdoor tables at Serafina's constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. So hot that, to keep his scalp from scorching as he hauled old windows into a Dumpster on Chancellor Street, union laborer Paul Bey packed his hard hat with paper towels, hosed down a blue microfiber towel, slapped the whole thing on his head and created one cool, fetching chapeau . "Sweating is OK," said Bey, 54, who has worked for Laborers Local 332 for 26 years in every extreme iteration of nature.
NEWS
July 7, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood and Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writers
The hot spell that has been slow-cooking the region and much of the nation is about to achieve a rarefied position in local weather lore. By the time things finally cool down Monday, this will have become one of Philadelphia's longest heat waves since the government began keeping score in 1874 - exceptional even given the recent run of hot summers. The temperature hit 98 Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport, but before most people got out of bed, the city already had tied a record for overnight warmth, with a "low" of 81. On Saturday, the temperature could reach a feverish 103. So far, heat has been blamed for contributing to at least five deaths in the region since late May. No new deaths were reported Thursday, but health officials remain concerned about the effects of the tenacious heat on the elderly and people with health problems.
NEWS
May 25, 1994 | For The Inquirer / BOB WILLIAMS
Full to the sun, Allen Worth (left) and Vincent Ripchinski sit for a spell outside the Conshohocken Free Library. The temperature rose to 85 degrees yesterday and is expected to reach 88 today.
NEWS
July 19, 2013
A 57-YEAR-OLD Northwest Philadelphia man who was found dead early yesterday has been recorded as the city's first heat-related death of the year. City Health Department spokesman Jeff Moran said the man, whose name was not released, was found inside his home with a working box fan and an open window. An air-conditioning unit inside the home was not being used, Moran said. He said the man was last seen alive Tuesday by neighbors. Yesterday's temperature peaked at 99 degrees, marking five straight days of temperatures above 90. The temperature today is expected to reach the mid 90s. - Solomon Leach
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August 13, 1988 | By MELISSA VANETTE JOSEPH, Daily News Staff Writer
Weather watching is nothing if not different. Each month there's a new game. In June, you could keep track of the number of "rain-free" days for the season. In July, you could calculate the number of 100-degree days in the city. And in August, you can count consecutive days that the temperature reaches at least 90 degrees. Yesterday's high of 93 degrees was the 15th day in a row the city has felt 90 or above temperatures. It was also the 45th day this summer that the temperature has reached at least 90 degrees.
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.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Peter Mucha and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The hottest day of the year claimed a life Tuesday afternoon. An 87-year-old Roslyn man died of heat stroke while working in his yard, according to Montgomery County Coroner Walter I. Hofman. The man's body temperature reached 102.9 degrees, he said. Heart disease and diabetes were contributing factors. The temperature officially reached 92 degrees in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, topping Monday's high of 91, the only other day to hit 90 this year. See related story, "Heat a lifesaver?"
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July 23, 2016 | Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
While other experts think mostly about optimal indoor temperatures for day-time settings like offices and malls, Ilene Rosen spends her time thinking about the night, a source of conflict in many households. "The best temperature for great sleep is between 60 and 68," said Rosen, a Penn Medicine sleep specialist who is president-elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "The temperature of the world drops at night and [our ancestors] slept in a cave. This is why your bedroom should be like a cave, dark and cool because core body temperature need to drop.
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DEAR ABBY: With summer here, many families will do at least some traveling, which involves spending significant amounts of time in the family car or truck. I'd like to remind your readers that it is now illegal in many states to leave a child, a disabled person or a pet unattended in a vehicle for ANY length of time. The reason is that temperatures inside a vehicle - especially with the windows rolled up - can rise to dangerous, even deadly, levels very quickly. Tests by the National Weather Service have shown that when it's 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the interior of a vehicle with the windows rolled up, or just cracked open, can reach 123 degrees within 60 minutes!
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia entered an official heat wave Friday as the temperature hit 90 degrees for the third consecutive day. And the heat isn't about to make a quick exit. The mercury reached 90 before noon at Philadelphia International Airport, setting the region up for another hot day, following the two warmest of the year thus far. An excessive heat warning is in place until 6 p.m., with heat index values expected to be around 100 degrees. Heat warnings were also in effect Wednesday, when the temperature reached 95 degrees, and Thursday, when the high hit 94. The heat wave is the second in Philadelphia this summer; the temperature also hit 90 three days in a row early in the season, from May 26-28.
NEWS
March 11, 2016 | By Anthony R. Wood, Staff Writer
What is so rare as a day in June, the poet James Russell Lowell once mused. How about a June day on March 9? The official temperature rocketed to 82 at 2:47 p.m. Wednesday - the normal high in Philadelphia for a June 13. That's also 31 degrees above the normal high for a March 9; nine degrees above the old record for the day, 73, set in 2000; and in records dating to 1874, the highest reading for the first 10 days of March. If you can stand Wednesday's weather, you'll probably be able to tolerate Thursday's.
NEWS
February 29, 2016 | By Paul Brand, STAR TRIBUNE
Question: My wife and I recently purchased a 2007 Honda Fit with 103,000 miles on it. Unfortunately, the car gets crappy gas mileage: 22 miles per gallon in mostly city driving, 30 on the highway in warmer weather. The car appears to be in good overall condition, starts easily, and runs smoothly. I've replaced the air filter and the spark plugs; neither had any effect. The tires are inflated to specs. The coolant temperature was 172 degrees when the car was warmed up. We have twice had it checked out by our mechanic and he finds no codes on the scanner.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Anthony R. Wood, Staff Writer
While the region braces for its first unofficial snow panic of the season, the government is about to announce that 2015 was the warmest year on record worldwide - probably by a comfortable margin. Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies say they will release their annual reports Wednesday. While the final piece - official December climate data - has not been made public, the first 11 months of the year were so historically balmy that the declaration of 2015 as the world's warmest year, surpassing 2014, is all but a certainty, weather watchers agree.
NEWS
January 12, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
The warm, soggy weather that dampened Christmas spirits in Philadelphia returned on Sunday - for one day only - before diving into the 30s on Monday and perhaps, just perhaps, bringing a sprinkling of snow Tuesday night. Temperatures had reached 62 at 11 a.m. in the city, according to the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly, one degree shy of the 1950 record for Jan. 10. Reading broke its 1939 record of 58 degrees with a temperature of 61 before noon. As for the soggy part, an inch of rain fell in the city overnight while twice as much drenched Monmouth County New Jersey, causing moderate tidal flooding all along the Jersey coast.
SPORTS
October 25, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 2015 college football season reaches the halfway point with this weekend's games, and we've been sitting here for hours trying to figure out what topics to discuss. We could talk about the four preseason top-10 teams - Auburn, Oregon, Southern California, and Georgia - that have tumbled out of the top 25. Or we could discuss the teams (hello, Temple!) who began the season in Nowheresville and are now in the rankings. Who would have thought in August that the order of Pennsylvania's three FBS teams on the fourth Saturday of October, in terms of season record, would be Temple, Pittsburgh, Penn State?
NEWS
July 22, 2015 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
The region has had hotter days than Monday - when it hit a steamy 95 at Philadelphia International Airport - but not many hotter nights. In fact, the overnight low of 81 was the highest minimum temperature for a July 20 in Philadelphia since official record-keeping began 1874, beating the old record of 78 and missing the all-time mark of 83, set in 2010 and 2011. Temperatures on Tuesday were forecast to go no lower than the mid-70s, but the heat wave should be rather unexceptional history by Wednesday.
NEWS
January 9, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Note : This story was updated Thursday morning. Area residents woke up Thursday to the winter's first single-digit day, as the temperature at 5 a.m. plunged to 9 degrees, with the winds at the time making it feel like minus 5. And besides the physical misery, the cold caused delays on commuter rail operations around the region - SEPTA, PATCO and NJ Transit RiverLine - and resulted in some packed trains. It hasn't been this cold since Jan. 24 of last year. But hang in there.
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