With the temperature set to soar into the mid-80s on Wednesday, Pittsburgh is opening four cooling centers to the public.
If you don’t have air conditioning, Pittsburgh has cooling centers open to the public.
The hot, hazy sun beat down on 20,000 Parrotheads as they partied long before the Jimmy Buffet show began at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown.
Problems are exactly what Verizon is trying to head off in the hot weather.
They call that hot, scorching period between July and early September the “dog days of summer.” And with this season comes some major risks.
Monday was hot and humid and that won’t change much in the near future.
People are doing what they can to beat the heat as Pittsburgh braces for a week of hot days.
The hottest temperatures in nearly a year are moving into Western Pennsylvania.
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.