See What Happens Inside a Hot Car
Here we are again, summertime. While it's great that Sioux Falls can take a break from our nine months of tundra living, it's not all pools and patios.
We are lucky enough to not have to put up with the humidity of places like Louisiana or the dessert heat of Arizona; but inside our cars can still get hot. Too hot for a child or a pet that is left in a car. To really get and idea of how fast a car can get super hot in the summer sun, check out these two videos.
The first one is from the Sarasota, Florida sheriff's department. They put a thermometer in a car so we can see the numbers as they rise. Deputy Ray Vileck got into the police vehicle and turned off the A/C and engine. The outside temp was 97 degrees and inside it started at 94. It only took about four minuets for the temperature inside the vehicle to hit 100, in less than ten it was 107 degrees.
In the second, YouTube user tbartley269 takes it upon himself to demonstrate what it's like in a hot car. Don't try this at home, but see how it goes for him. He got in, shut the doors and turned on the camera.