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Summer Isn’t Over Yet: Heat Advisory, Code Orange Issued for Philly Region

We may have been blessed with a few fall-like days recently, but it’s still August — evidently. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory […]

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Brace Yourselves for Three-Digit Temps in Philly

The dog days of summer are here, and the city is firmly in the grips of more extreme heat — as if we didn’t hate […]

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This Blasted Heat Wave Is Finally Coming to an End

Relief is coming, Philly. Forecasters say the heat wave that has stifled the city for nearly a week will finally come to an end on […]

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Get Ready for Philadelphia’s First Heat Wave of the Summer

Philly, here comes the inevitable: the first heat wave of the summer. Forecasters say we’re in for our first stretch of dangerously high temperatures starting […]


The Best Reactions to Philly’s Tuesday Heat Wave

It’s a scorcher, folks. Today’s the third (and final) day of an excessive heat wave that brought highs in the 90s, a heat advisory until […]

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Where to Keep Cool in Philly

It’s not officially summer, but it sure feels like it. Maybe the 90-plus-degree heat wave is welcomed by some, but for others, it marks the return of sticky, sweaty, […]

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Philly Schools to Close at Noon Tuesday

Philadelphia public schools will close at noon Tuesday because of the excessive heat forecast. The temperature should reach a blistering 95 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday – the third […]

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Seek AC Stat: There’s a Code Orange Air Pollution Alert Today

The National Weather Service has issued a Code Orange weather alert for the Philadelphia area today. Basically, if you’re an old person, a child, or […]

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Philly Is About to Melt

For those who were feeling discouraged in last week’s chilly temperatures (or frustrated with Saturday’s downpour) we bring good news: it’s about to get really hot (and sunny) […]


It’s Code Orange for Air Quality in Philly Today

September can’t come soon enough. This August was Philly’s hottest August since 1874, according to the National Weather Service. And it’s ending today with a […]

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Discouraged From Swimming in Dumpsters, Philly Embraces Pickup Truck Pools

Last month, Philly got resourceful. When temperatures skyrocketed, residents on Cedar Street lined a dumpster with tarps and filled it with fire hydrant water to create their own […]


Oppressive Philly Heat Wave Causes 3 Deaths This Weekend

Philadelphia’s fifth excessive heat wave of the summer claimed three lives this past weekend. A 59-year-old man from North Philadelphia died yesterday, a spokesman for the […]

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The Fan Hack to Help You Survive the Heat Waves of Summer

It is going to be hot this weekend. Like, really hot. And, while sweating does have its perks, it’s not something I’m interested in doing all […]


The Philly Heat Wave Drinking Game

If you haven’t noticed, it’s hot. Really, really hot. And so, we bring you this guide to how to best get intoxicated on this brutally […]


Excessive Heat Warning Remains in Effect for Philly Region Today

It’s going to be another scorcher today, Philadelphia. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Philadelphia and its surrounding counties that […]