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(Toronto Star)   Just how hot does it get in a closed car parked in the summer sun? This reporter found out   (thestar.com) divider line 39
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2013-07-17 12:17:47 PM
Now I want to try this with my oven thermometer (without me in the car).
 
2013-07-17 01:04:56 PM
All this effort... and they bought a thermometer from a Dollar Store?

Nice job.
 
2013-07-17 01:06:47 PM
Uhh, the guy's window was cracked about an inch...
 
2013-07-17 01:12:43 PM

Frozboz: Uhh, the guy's window was cracked about an inch...


Lots of people think it is ok to leave pets/children in car if they leave the window slightly open.
 
2013-07-17 01:14:57 PM
caninecollegemi.com
 
2013-07-17 01:16:17 PM
Hot? That blonde paramedic was hot!
 
2013-07-17 01:21:10 PM
*half an hour into the test*

Cameraman 1:  Does anyone want to break it to him that he can read a thermometer through the windows of his car out here with us?

Cameraman 3:  Naaaahhhhhh, dibs on his office though.
 
2013-07-17 01:26:52 PM
A couple of years ago a friend of mine who lived in Phoenix did a posting (on another site, chat board thing) over the course of 3-4 days; "stuff you can cook in a car".  She went on to cook the ever famous egg, a meatloaf, a quick bread of some sort.

The egg of course was easy.  The meatloaf, surprisingly enough, did cook, although verrrry slowly, like being on the warm setting in a crock pot.  But it did eventually reach 170F, safe to eat.  The quick bread was done in muffin cups filled half full, and while it didn't rise quite the same, and of course was not browned, it did 'bake' until done in the center.  I don't remember the time, but it took a long time too.

None of the food was consumed.  It was just a lark.  And the hamburger used in the meatloaf was past it's prime anyway, freezer burned when she decided to use it for that.

She accompanied the entire thing with hourly pictures and a great funny narrative. She also used it as a way to entertain/teach/occupy her 12 year old. I used to have a link to it, but the link is broken now, she must have taken it down.
 
2013-07-17 01:29:05 PM
My thermometer craps out at 150F.  If I don't put up the sunshield in the window my van will exceed that by the end of the day even with the windows open.

It sucks getting into a vehicle that hot even if a mile down the road it's back down to 100F
 
2013-07-17 01:36:30 PM
Just for sh*ts and giggles, I went outside with my infra-red temperature reader. It's 135F inside my car right now at 1:30 p.m. in Barrie, Ontario.

Time to bake some muffins.
 
2013-07-17 01:58:39 PM

Frozboz: Uhh, the guy's window was cracked about an inch...


Weaksauce.
 
2013-07-17 02:07:52 PM
Massive hunk of metal heats up past outside temperature and becomes dangerous.. News at 11...
 
2013-07-17 02:10:36 PM
The thing about this that struck me is they did this in Canada.
This wasn't in Florida, or Texas or the Southwest.
This was up in Canada, home of mukluks, igloos and dog sleds.
 
2013-07-17 02:34:05 PM
Big deal, try it at 113 degrees, buddy...
 
2013-07-17 02:34:26 PM

Mikey1969: Big deal, try it at 113 degrees, buddy...


It's bad enough at 100
 
2013-07-17 02:44:52 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Mikey1969: Big deal, try it at 113 degrees, buddy...

It's bad enough at 100


Back when VHS tapes were the thing, almost every video store in southern Az had a melted one on the counter showing you what happened if you left the tape on your dash. These things would mold to the contours of the dash, including the air intake vents.

When I'm in Phx, instead of leaving my kid in the car, I just turn her loose to roam the sidewalks. Much safer.
 
2013-07-17 03:01:45 PM
I did a similar test using a calibrated thermometer on a sunny  95F day. With the windows open an inch the temperature inside the car was no more than 5-10F higher than the outside temperature. I call BS.
 
2013-07-17 03:05:08 PM
So I could, potentially, cook an entire pork shoulder while at work.  10 hours in a car in the sun and then finish it off over charcoal when I get home for some smoke flavor.
 
2013-07-17 03:34:28 PM

Anderson's Pooper: So I could, potentially, cook an entire pork shoulder while at work.  10 hours in a car in the sun and then finish it off over charcoal when I get home for some smoke flavor.


sure.
 
2013-07-17 03:40:55 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Anderson's Pooper: So I could, potentially, cook an entire pork shoulder while at work.  10 hours in a car in the sun and then finish it off over charcoal when I get home for some smoke flavor.

sure.


You can already do it with cookies.
farm7.static.flickr.com
 
2013-07-17 03:47:17 PM

brap: *half an hour into the test*

Cameraman 1:  Does anyone want to break it to him that he can read a thermometer through the windows of his car out here with us?

Cameraman 3:  Naaaahhhhhh, dibs on his office though.


Bawhahahahaha...............
 
2013-07-17 04:07:41 PM

Treygreen13: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Anderson's Pooper: So I could, potentially, cook an entire pork shoulder while at work.  10 hours in a car in the sun and then finish it off over charcoal when I get home for some smoke flavor.

sure.

You can already do it with cookies.
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x375]


was gonna say didn't an Arizona news team just do cookies on the dashboard and on the pavement outside the car?
 
2013-07-17 04:20:58 PM

almandot: Treygreen13: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Anderson's Pooper: So I could, potentially, cook an entire pork shoulder while at work.  10 hours in a car in the sun and then finish it off over charcoal when I get home for some smoke flavor.

sure.

You can already do it with cookies.
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

was gonna say didn't an Arizona news team just do cookies on the dashboard and on the pavement outside the car?


I didn't see the pavement one. There's also this if you want to speed the process up:
www.wisebread.com
 
2013-07-17 04:34:44 PM
"It was too hot even for thermometers."

That deserves a cockpunch.
 
2013-07-17 04:49:42 PM
When you ask that kind of question then don't get equipment that will give you an answer you probably shouldn't turn it into a story on the internet; it makes you look unprepared and future employers may see it.
If I were his editor I'd make sure he was looking for employment.
 
2013-07-17 04:54:45 PM
Wuss..   Windows cracked.

"Sitting in a room with temperatures hot enough to make water boil may sound crazy but that is exactly what participants at Finland's World Sauna Championships have been doing for more than a decade.
Five-time champion Timo Kaukonen had become adept at enduring the tournament's 110C (230F) heat, lasting over 16 minutes in 2003."
 
2013-07-17 05:08:13 PM
For non-Canuck temperatures, here's a meteorologist doing the same thing in 88 degree weather. Bonus: thermometer actually works.
 
2013-07-17 05:37:50 PM

almandot: Treygreen13: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Anderson's Pooper: So I could, potentially, cook an entire pork shoulder while at work.  10 hours in a car in the sun and then finish it off over charcoal when I get home for some smoke flavor.

sure.

You can already do it with cookies.
[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x375]

was gonna say didn't an Arizona news team just do cookies on the dashboard and on the pavement outside the car?


Here's a story about some of the stupid shiat they recently did... I particularly like the news team that wanted to show how fast a block of ice might melt, and then placed it in the shade.

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2013/07/local_news_roun du p_of_ridiculo.php
 
2013-07-17 05:46:03 PM
When I was living in Clark County, NV my car hit 220F, according to the oven thermometer on the dash. It was about 115F outside. I kept a pair of knitted cotton gloves in the car for driving.
 
2013-07-17 06:03:31 PM

TigerzDad: Hot? That blonde paramedic was hot!


I'll get stuck in a boiling car with her anytime!
 
2013-07-17 07:55:02 PM
Thermometer crapped out? Cockpunch.

People are idiots for leaving pets and kids in cars. We have had this phenomenon forever, and we still need news reporters to tell us that it gets hot in the car.......in the sun.
 
2013-07-17 08:02:47 PM
Whoa--Lindsay Luna!

/it is getting hot in here.
 
2013-07-17 08:59:15 PM

Car_Ramrod: For non-Canuck temperatures, here's a meteorologist doing the same thing in 88 degree weather. Bonus: thermometer actually works.


BTW, the 32 Celsius the reporter mentions in his story is 89.6 Fahrenheit.
 
2013-07-17 09:15:46 PM

Kurmudgeon: The thing about this that struck me is they did this in Canada.
This wasn't in Florida, or Texas or the Southwest.
This was up in Canada, home of mukluks, igloos and dog sleds.


Eastern Ontario has had a heatwave for the past week or so.... +30*C and above, with the humidex it feels like it's above 40*C
 
2013-07-17 09:33:29 PM
I am totally going to put a brisket on my dash next time a workday is forecast to be 100 degrees. Slow roast is the Kansas City way.
 
2013-07-17 11:23:02 PM
Assuming it's a sunny day and a dark interior of a car, what's the highest temperature in which a car can be left in direct sunlight and it doesn't get warmer than 80f/27c?  I tried to find out for myself, but all the "this is how hot it gets in a car" charts I could find don't go lower than 70f/21c.

Whatever it is, there should be a law everywhere that from sunrise to sundown, if a child or animal is left in a car for any length of time when it's above that temperature, the caretaker responsible can be cited even if it has not yet got hot enough for harm to occur.  And even if the car has been left with the engine running and the A/C on because that creates that potential hazard of CO fumes getting in if the wind happens to be blowing in the right direction.
 
2013-07-18 06:39:41 AM

Sudlow: I did a similar test using a calibrated thermometer on a sunny  95F day. With the windows open an inch the temperature inside the car was no more than 5-10F higher than the outside temperature. I call BS.


0/10.  You gotta be a lot less obvious, rookie.
 
2013-07-18 02:53:15 PM
If you want to show the dangers of leaving kids/pets in a hot car, I don't think this video is the way to do it.
 
2013-07-18 04:04:55 PM
Back when I delivered pizzas, I kept a thermometer, and there were times when the termperature was over 130, if the car had been in the sun with the windows closed.  No AC either.  You get in a 130 degree car and roll down the windows, it's like throwing a shot glass of water on a raging housefire.

No I don't miss those days.

Good for keeping the pizza hot, I guess.
 
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