In sickness, in health and in scorching temperatures, a bride and groom said their vows on the 50-yard line of Robert Morris University’s Joe Walton Stadium. “My mom and I had a joke that we were praying for no rain, but we forgot to pray for not 100 degree record-breaking heat,” Kirsten Andrade said.
Hundreds of people went to Oakland to hear President Barack Obama speak; however, some of them couldn’t take the heat. A number of people required medical attention because they either passed out or suffered from other heat-related issues.
There’s hot and there’s really hot. Just ask Anton Zupancic and his Folino Asphalt crew. Drop a little water on the tarry surface and it boils in seconds. Think about putting down asphalt over 14-city blocks at high noon and you get the idea.
Mother Nature is continuing to turn up the heat on the Pittsburgh region, which makes it very important to take precautions to stay safe.
The best advice during a heat wave is to stay out of the sun and in the air conditioning. However, for some people that simply isn’t an option especially, with the Fourth of July holiday looming.
“These are people that are working in the environment, athletes and it doesn’t really take much in this environment to increase your body temperature significantly,” says Dr. Vukmir. “So you’ve got people that actually are working and that group comes in with heat exhaustion, heat cramps.”
Mother Nature is going to turn up the heat this week as temperatures will climb into the 90s. According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, a mini heat wave is on the way for the Pittsburgh area this week.
Businesses that cater to air conditioners are staying busy. Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has fielded hundreds of calls since the heat wave settled in.
The Pittsburgh area is embarking on a heat wave. There are ways to keep your home cool that go beyond cranking up the air conditioning.
It’s a good old fashioned heat wave for the Pittsburgh area, over the next few days.
The Pittsburgh area is about to enter a stretch of days with temperatures expected to reach the 90’s. Dr. Tom Campbell, an emergency room doctor at Allegheny General Hospital, says even younger people without medical problems can fall to the heat.
On average, Pittsburgh has eight 90-degree-plus days a year. So far, we’ve already logged six and we’re about to embark on a heat wave.
Water – whether you are drinking it or getting in it – is one way to deal with the heat. The other is air conditioning. The problem with that is as people come home for work, there is a spike in power usage – all about the same time.
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