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Philadelphia, PA
Conditions as of 9:54 PM
Clear
Temperature: 83°
Wind: SW 7 mph
Dew point:69°
Pressure:29.96 in.
Heat Index:86°
Humidity: 63%
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Observed at: Northeast Philadelphia, PA
5 Day Forecast for ZIP Code 19019
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Chance of a Thunderstorm Clear Clear Clear Clear
Chance of T-storms Clear Clear Clear Clear
92° | 69°
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Forecast for Philadelphia
tstorms Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms late. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.
  Wednesday Night
Mostly clear this evening. Scattered thunderstorms developing after midnight. Low near 75F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
chancetstorms Thursday
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 92F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
  Thursday Night
Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then becoming clear overnight. Low 69F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
clear Friday
Sunny. High 92F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
  Friday Night
A few clouds from time to time. Low around 70F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Saturday
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 93F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
  Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Low 69F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Sunday
Sunshine and some clouds. High 92F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
  Sunday Night
A mostly clear sky. Low 71F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Monday
Sunshine. High 94F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
  Monday Night
A mostly clear sky. Low 71F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
partlycloudy Tuesday
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 94F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
  Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy skies. Low 69F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Wednesday
A few clouds from time to time. High 91F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
  Wednesday Night
A few clouds from time to time. Low near 65F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
chancerain Thursday
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 88F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
  Thursday Night
Rain showers early with clearing later at night. Low 66F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
partlycloudy Friday
Partly cloudy. High 86F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
  Friday Night
Cloudy with a few showers. Low 66F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
partlycloudy Saturday
Partly cloudy. High 86F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
  Saturday Night
A shower or two around the area in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low around 65F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
 
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Air Pollution Forecast for Philadelphia
  Air Quality AQ Index Pollutant
YesterdayUnhealthy for Sensitive GroupsOZONE
YesterdayModeratePM2.5
CurrentGoodPM2.5
CurrentGoodOZONE
WedUnhealthy for Sensitive Groups OZONE
WedModerate PM2.5
ThuModerate PM2.5
ThuModerate OZONE
FriGood OZONE
FriGood PM2.5
SatModerate OZONE
SatGood PM2.5
 
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Key: T = Trace of precipitation; MM = data not available
July 29, 2015
Normal high:85° Record high:100° (1894)
Normal low:66° Record low:54° (1992)
Sunrise:5:55 AM Moon Rise: 6:41 PM
Sunset:8:17 PM Moon Set: 3:59 AM
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Astronomy
Sunrise:05:55 AM (EDT) Moon Rise:06:41 PM (EDT)7/29
Sunset:08:17 PM (EDT) Moon Set:03:59 AM (EDT)7/29
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... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 6 PM EDT
Thursday...

* heat index values... around 100 degrees.

* Temperatures... around 90 Thursday afternoon, but with higher
humidity values. In addition... low temperatures are only
forecast to drop to the upper 70s in the urban centers tonight.

* Impacts... the combination of excessive heat and humidity is a
danger if proper precautions are not taken.

* Outlook... an extended period of 90 degree daytime temperatures
looks to occur for much of the region during the rest of this
week and into early next week. However... the humidity is
expected to be on the lower side... especially on Friday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency... call 9 1 1.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation
in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...
stay in an air-conditioned room... stay out of the sun... and check
up on relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.





... Air quality alert is in effect for Wednesday July 29...

The Delaware valley regional planning commission has issued a
code Orange air quality alert Wednesday for the Philadelphia
Metro area.

A code Orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children... people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases... and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles... visit www.Airnow.Gov.



440 PM EDT Tue Jul 28 2015

... Air quality alert is in effect for Wednesday July 29...

The Delaware valley regional planning commission has issued a
code Orange air quality alert Wednesday for the Philadelphia
Metro area.

A code Orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children... people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases... and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles... visit www.Airnow.Gov.



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