Heat blamed for Germantown death

 

The 100-degree temperatures may have contributed to the death of a 67-year-old Germantown man Saturday. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the man was found in his home with the windows closed without air conditioning. It is the fifth heat-related death in Pennsylvania.

Saturday’s high topped out at 101-degrees at 3:49 p.m. setting new record for this date. The average high temperature for this time of year is 86-degrees.

Today’s forecast calls for the mercury to rise into the mid 90s this afternoon. There is a 20 percent chance for rain.

A Heat Warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. (Try the heat index calculator)

The National Weather Service says heat is the number one cause for weather-related deaths in the U.S. On average, more people are killed by heat in the U.S. than are by tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and lightning combined, according to the Weather Service.

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