Severe weather struck the Pittsburgh area Thursday, knocking out power and bringing down trees.
With all the hot weather this summer, 2012 has had 13 ozone action days so far – already more than last year’s nine days, seven in 2010 and six in 2009. Breathing ozone can trigger coughing, a scratchy throat, or worse, it can aggravate asthma and emphysema.
If you need to have coolant added to your air conditioner this summer, brace yourself. You might be in for a shock because the price of staying cool is about to go up.
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.
With the scorching hot temperatures, you might be able to beat the heat, but what about your medications? If you have a chronic condition and you notice your symptoms are worse than usual, think about where your meds have been.
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.
A band of strong thunderstorms moved through the area overnight packing high winds and hail and more could be on the way Thursday.
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.
Firefighters were called to the scene of a duplex fire in Homewood, but the high temperatures outside made it even more difficult to fight.
Temperatures are expected to soar above 90 degrees again today, which has prompted the Department of Environmental Protection to declare a code orange Air Quality Action day for the Pittsburgh area.
“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.”
When temperatures rise above 90 degrees, there’s a lot of concern for the elderly. The heat is on and lots of people are heading to cooler climates, including the Homewood Healthy Active Living Community Center that is going to be doubling as a cooling center.
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.