CHICOPEE, Mass (WWLP) – Temperatures here in western Massachusetts are in the 90s this week, which means cars can become extremely hot and dangerous.
This is a reminder to parents that children and pets shouldn’t be left in a car alone for any period of time. Temperatures can quickly become dangerous or even deadly inside a vehicle during a hot day.
22News is working for you with just how fast temperatures inside of a car can rise in 90 degree weather.
|Duration of Time||Degree of Temperature|
|10 minutes||104 degrees|
|20 minutes||119 degrees|
|30 minutes||124 degrees|
|40 minutes||124 degrees|
|60 minutes||133 degrees|
Car temperatures during 90 degree weather
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 23 children died of vehicular heatstroke in 2021.
A child can have a heatstroke when their body temperature reaches 104 degrees and they can die when body temperatures reach 107. If you notice a child or animal alone inside a locked car, call 911 immediately.