Do you know how fast and how much the inside of a vehicle can warm up under sunshine?
You would be surprised how fast the sun can heat the inside of a car, even if the windows are opened a crack. Would you believe it can get 30 to 40 degrees warmer inside a vehicle on a sunny day within 15 to 20 minutes? We conducted an unofficial experiment here at the Milwaukee/Sullivan office in order to see how fast the temperature can rise inside a closed vehicle under full sunshine. Click here for the results in our Top News Story dated June 7, 2011.
Please do not leave a child, or pet, in a locked vehicle on a sunny day with the windows opened a crack. Something bad can happen, such as death.
Much of the information on this page is based on research by Mr. Jan Null, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, Adjunct Professor of Meteorology at San Francisco State University, CA, and a 34 year veteran with the National Weather Service. You can find his research and information at Golden Gate Weather Services.
Check out the details near the bottom of this HEAT page.
A related story about the current dry weather pattern can be found here.
Kapela/Schaar/Collar/Kavinsky, WFO Milwaukee