Heat wave

File photo of Central Park (credit: Getty Images)

Not Your Average Summer, But New Yorkers Aren’t Complaining

In a summer of people dumping buckets of ice water over their head, New York City has endured just four days of 90-degree weather.

08/22/2014

A ballboy faints in the heat, as Melbourne heads towards 43 degrees Celsius during day two of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Tennis In A Sauna? ‘Dangerous’ Heat Wave Leads To Scares At Aussie Open

One player fainted mid-match as temperatures topped 42C (108F) at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Others said it felt like they were playing tennis in a sauna, or on a frying pan that sizzled their soles.

01/14/2014

July 5 Heat, Sun

Heat Wave Blamed For Brooklyn Man’s Death

The medical examiner’s office says hyperthermia caused the 78-year-old man’s death on Friday. The National Weather Service says the air temperature reached 96 degrees in the city that day.

07/21/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference at Grand Central Terminal, July 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For Hot Weather Upgrades To Mass Transit Systems

In a press release, New York’s senior senator said last week’s heat wave highlighted the need to strengthen the equipment and make the transit systems more resilient.

07/21/2013

A dog lies on the sidewalk by a shop on Madison Avenue. (credit: Stan Honda/Getty Images)

Rain Brings Relief, Brutal Heat Wave Fades As Storms Roll In

Saturday marks the seventh day of temperatures above 90 degrees in New York City. As residents crank up the air conditioning, an unprecedented strain is being put on power companies.

07/20/2013

Children play in a soccer tournament at Jones Beach in the heat. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Scorching Temperatures Don’t Slow Kids Playing In Jones Beach Soccer Tournament

Despite the blistering heat, over 100 children gathered for a soccer tournament on Saturday. They didn’t seem to mind the temperatures.

07/20/2013

(credit: WCBS 880)

Dozens Of Firefighters Hospitalized After Battling Blazes In Excessive Heat

As the heat wave continues, firefighters in New Jersey and on Long Island have been treated for heat exhaustion.

07/20/2013

The Uber ice cream truck in New York City on Friday, July 19, 2013 (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Uber Brings On-Demand Ice Cream Trucks To NYC

Friday’s promotion allows people to use the Uber app to summon an ice cream truck hired by Uber to their location, provided they purchased a minimum number of treats.

07/19/2013

Sign at Gusavus Adolphus Lutheran Church during July 2013 heatwave.  (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Twitter Hashtag #ItsSoHot Brings Comic Relief To New Yorkers Suffering Through Heat Wave

On Wednesday, the hashtag #ItsSoHot was introduced on Twitter, which has prompted thousands of funny and creative tweets from folks sweating it out.

07/19/2013

A man relaxes with half his shirt on in Times Square on July 16, 2013. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Heat Taking Its Toll On New Yorkers, Transit On Fifth Day Of Heat Wave

Temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.

07/18/2013

The sun at the start of an expected heat wave. (credit: CBS 2)

Doctors Warn Tri-State Area Residents About Falling Victim To ‘Heat Rage’

The temperature isn’t the only thing getting hot these days. If you’ve been outside, you may have noticed tempers are flaring.

07/18/2013

The beach in Long Branch, N.J., was packed on July 18, 2013, the hottest day of a week-long heat wave. (Photo: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Residents Flock In Droves To Area Beaches For Relief

As far as pregnant Dina Moran was concerned, sitting on beach chairs in the water on the Jersey Shore was the only way to live Thursday.

07/18/2013

A man relaxes on a bench near Times Square on July 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Oppressive Heat Wave Continues Across Tri-State Area

A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Friday for all of New York City, Westchester and Rockland counties, and parts of Connecticut.

07/17/2013

Air Conditioner (credit: CBS 2)

Utilities Starting To Worry About Power Demand, Urge Conservation

Air conditioners have been working overtime this week to keep homes cool during the Tri-State Area’s latest blistering heat wave, but all that power is putting major stress on the grid.

07/17/2013

A girl plays in the fountain in Washington Square Park on July 15, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sweltering Conditions Could Get Worse Before They Get Better

A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.

07/16/2013

more