Monday, July 15, 2013

Cars Heat Up Quickly

With temperatures approaching 90° for much of this week, I want to remind you not to leave your pets or your children left unattended in the car while you run a quick errand.

In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside the car can rise to 20 degrees higher than the outside air. In 20-30 minutes, it is about 30-35 degrees hotter inside the car and in an hour, it can be 40-50 degrees hotter in the car.

That means on a 70-degree day, the inside of the car can heat up to 120 degrees.

And, cracking the windows does little to keep the inside of the car safe from the heat.

About 40 children and between one thousand and two thousand dogs die inside cars each year in the United States from overheating accidents when parents run inside stores for just a few things.

Be safe out there today and this summer!

CBS4 Meteorologist Anthony Peoples

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