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Philly Schools to Close Early Thursday Due to Heat

The School District of Philadelphia has extended this week’s heat-related early dismissals to Thursday. Public schools first announced on Monday that they would close at 1 p.m. […]

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Philly Schools Will Send Students Home Early Due to “Excessive Heat”

On Monday afternoon, the School District of Philadelphia announced that students at all Philly schools will be dismissed early on Tuesday and Wednesday due to […]

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Summer Survival Guide: How to Sleep Without AC (And Not Hate Your Life)

Here we are, in Philadelphia, which is quite the historic city, in case you haven’t heard. It’s full of old, erm, we mean historical buildings and […]

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Philly Public Schools to Dismiss Early on Friday Due to Heat

Classes began on Wednesday, but Philadelphia public school students are already getting a little time off — all district schools will dismiss early on Friday due […]


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 […]


Philly, Region Under “Excessive Heat Warning”

How hot is it? The whole temperature map is red: Here's the latest heat index forecast for today! Going to get close to 100 for […]

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Philly Schools Closing at Noon Due to Heat

Too cool for school? Not today. Philadelphia public schools will close at noon today because of the heat, district officials announced this morning. The temperature […]


Hot Enough for You?

How hot is it going to be today? Well, look at the map on the right. The colors range from orange to deeper shades of […]


10 Commandments of Riding SEPTA in a Heat Wave

When Martha and the Vandellas sang, “It’s like a heatwave, burning in my heart,” they weren’t talking about Philadelphia in July. In Philadelphia, the heat […]