August 31, 2005 |
The Philadelphia area will get a heavy soaking and isolated thunderstorms today and tomorrow as a result of a tropical air mass dragged north by Hurricane Katrina, the National Weather Service predicts. But Western Pennsylvania, which is directly in the path of Katrina's remnants, is expected to take a worse hit. Flood watches are in effect for the western half of the state, which last year was inundated by up to six inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ivan. In and around Philadelphia today and tomorrow, most areas will get a half-inch to an inch of rain.
January 16, 1998 |
We know that hard water coarsens the skin. But who would have guessed that Hard Rain corrodes the brain? The water is high and the drama low in this all-wet (in every sense) action film written by Graham Yost, who imagined far cleverer plot devices in his screenplays for Speed and Broken Arrow. As realized by Mikael Salomon, a former cinematographer, Hard Rain is preposterous, stupefying and soggy. Except for the surreal sight of villains astride jet skis pursuing Our Hero (Christian Slater)
April 25, 1999 |
For Kosovo and Littleton, Colorado Some thought it might come slowly, a darkness spreading like a bruise over every rooftop or some thought it would come without discretion in a clatter of machinery, how many gears how many blades whirring and singing last songs or some thought it might come under the cover of silence something as invisible as pollen drifting down settling in all the crevices and some wanted not...
July 7, 1989 |
A wrung-out Reading Terminal Market, forced to close Wednesday morning because of severe flooding caused by drainage problems, opened for business yesterday at its normal hour, 8 a.m. "We're back in full swing at full capacity," said Cindy Mullaney, who manages public relations for the market's owner, the Reading Co. But her happiness was tempered by her fresh understanding of what a hard rain can do to the 96-year-old farmers' market...
June 15, 1999 |
Central Bucks West's charge for the PIAA state softball championship was put on hold yesterday. With the Bucks trailing Williamsport by 1-0 after two innings at Brightbill Park outside Harrisburg, a 20-minute downpour forced the umpires to stop the game until the rain subsided. When it did, the infield was flooded, and the state semifinal was suspended until today at 2:30 p.m. Williamsport (21-3) took the lead when it scored an unearned run in the bottom of the second inning.
November 26, 2010 |
Seniors like to note what their class was able to accomplish in four years: this win, that upset, the other division title. Cherry Hill West's 12th-grade football players look at things from another angle. Their claim to fame is what they didn't do: lose to Cherry Hill East. Cherry Hill West beat Cherry Hill East for the fourth consecutive year in the annual battle for the Al DiBart Memorial Trophy - also known as "The Boot" - in the snow and rain on Thanksgiving Day. There's no understating the value of the 13-12 victory to the Lions, especially to the seniors who played their final game in the thick mud at Jonas C. Morris Stadium.
July 6, 1989 |
A good hard rain usually gets Frank M. Donato Sr. all worked up. Matter of fact, the 67-year-old waterproofer says, "When it rains, I'm out there dancing in the street. " Donato is among the Montgomery County business people who make a living by repairing water-caused damage, such as flooded basements, leaky roofs and the like. As the co-owner - with his son, Frank Jr. - of a Lansdale area waterproofing business, Donato looks forward to pumping out water-soaked basements, or even installing an entire sump-pump system in basements with chronic flooding problems.
June 3, 1997 |
There may only be a 90 percent chance of rain, but once the roads get wet, you know there's a 100 percent chance of traffic problems. That has been the pattern in this area, and it sure held true yesterday. Despite only a light drizzle, it was a tough morning rush hour. Southbound on Interstate 95 from Woodhaven Road to the Center City off-ramp took 51 minutes. Eastbound on the Schuylkill Expressway from Gulph Mills to Montgomery Avenue took 65 minutes. Although a tractor-trailer jackknifed at Woodhaven, I-95 crawled for 10 miles south of the accident.
October 31, 2012 |
On the Jersey Shore, there are generally two kinds of storms: the punishing ones that leave destruction in their wake, and the purifying ones that scour souls as well as beaches. Movies about extreme weather are slightly more varied. On Sunday, after refrigerators were stocked with water, pantries with staples, and flashlights with D batteries, the e-mails started coming in to my inbox: Which movies paired best with a hurricane? Well, exactly what kind of storm are we talking about?
June 8, 1997 |
It was about this time a year ago that Pete Leomparra visited Mary Lockwood's living room - in a silver Grumman canoe. He plucked her from her stairway and saved her from a devastating flood that killed two people, caused $14.5 million in damage and left Leomparra and other residents of Laurel Drive in Bristol Township in mortal fear of raindrops. Radar images from June 12 show bright red and orange rain bands flaring over Bristol, Langhorne and Middletown, as if someone had poured gasoline on the sky. National Weather Service meteorologists now believe that some fuel for that ferocious night - and for many lesser deluges across the region - was supplied by a nearby "urban heat island": Philadelphia.