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Lynne Adkins
June 26, 2020 - 11:37 am
The sun may be beating down, but you still have to cover half of your face when you head out the door. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and keep cool, choose your mask fabric carefully. Read more here.
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Sprayground
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Paul Kurtz
June 23, 2020 - 8:59 pm
With public swimming pools closed, rivers, creeks and streams have become more tempting targets for people who want to cool off from the summer heat. However, city officials warn there are inherent dangers of doing so. As a safe alternative, the city will open more “spraygrounds.” Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
April 22, 2020 - 4:30 pm
The first hatches of the spotted lanternfly have been detected in West Philadelphia, but an expert on the pest said there’s still time to stop them. Read more here.
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Runners and bikers on Kelly drive are trying to beat the heat -- in October.
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Tim Jimenez
October 02, 2019 - 7:14 am
The Philadelphia region is preparing for a possible record-high temperature Wednesday. The forecast is for 92 degrees, going well past the record for this day of 87 degrees.
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Notre Dame
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July 24, 2019 - 1:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — The chief architect of France's historic monuments says he's afraid that the heat wave sweeping Europe could cause the vaulted ceilings of fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral to collapse. Dozens of sensors dotted around the 12th-century monument have shown no indication that it's...
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Hadas Kuznits
July 20, 2019 - 10:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia may be approaching some record weather temperatures this weekend. Meteorologist Jonathan O'Brien with the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly confirms it's not your imagination, it is unusually hot this weekend. "We're gonna be close to some records...
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Owners of a Chester County egg farm are concerned about high temperatures and are keeping a close watch on their chickens.
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John McDevitt
July 17, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The extreme heat will have an impact on many Philadelphia-area businesses, some more than others. Owners of a Chester County egg farm are concerned and keeping a close watch on their chickens. The Highspire Hills Farm in Glenmoore, Chester County, houses 2,600...
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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
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July 05, 2019 - 7:13 am
By Monica Garrett and Susan Scutti (CNN) — Alaska's heat wave continued through Independence Day, and in Anchorage, the temperatures shattered an all-time record. The temperature at the airport was 90 degrees Thursday, besting June 14, 1969, for the highest mark ever reached in the state, according...
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Energy Coordinating Agency
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Cherri Gregg
December 06, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit based in the center of the opioid epidemic in Kensington is offering a little hope this holiday season. Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) is providing heat to low-income households in Kensington, as well as free vocational training to youth. "We're right in...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Rachel Kurland
September 05, 2018 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School District has announced that students will be dismissed once again at noon on Thursday because of high temperatures. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Thursday are...
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