Does your shirt color really matter in the heat?

VIDEO: Testing T-shirt temps in the hot weather

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts

  • Wearing light colored and light weight clothing is the best idea if you must be outside
  • Typically, the darker the shirt, the hotter it gets
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Temperatures are pushing closer and closer to the triple digit mark with feel like temperatures consistently being in the triple digits, even above 110°.

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Five different colored shirts were put in the sunshine around 8:30 AM after the rain cleared out of Tulsa on Wednesday morning. Shirt colors were black, red, green, light blue, and white.

At 8:30 AM shirt temperatures ranged from 85.4° to 96.2° but then jumped to the triple digits by 11:00 AM. Shirt temperatures ranged from 100.7° to 124.1°.

Here's a look at the final t-shirt temperatures:

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