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December 22, 2011 | Staff Report
Heavy rain tonight and tomorrow should give way to a crisp, but chilly, Christmas weekend. Today should see mild weather with highs approaching 58 degrees. Rain will move in tonight, heavy at times, with the possibility of an inch or more. More rain is likely tomorrow, with a high of 52. But accumulation does not look heavy, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday, the skies should clear in time for Christmas Eve, with a high of 46, and low of around 34. Christmas Day looks to be partly sunny, with a high near 47. The low overnight Sunday into Monday will remain above freezing, with a low of about 35. Last year, a snowstorm rolled in the day after Christmas.
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September 22, 2011 | Staff Report
A low pressure system is expected to stall over the region early tomorrow, bringing heavy rain, triggering yet another flood watch, and slowing the commute. The National Weather Service says the weather pattern is expected to remain unsettled through the weekend and into next week, with real clearing not expected to Wednesday. Already, fog is impacting some area's of this morning's commute. And it is sticky out, with humidity reaching 93 percent. The forecast calls for scattered showers this morning, with more showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm this afternoon.
NEWS
June 9, 2013 | By Michael Biesecker and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season drenched the nation's Southeast but caused no major damage Friday, marching up the East Coast as it brought the threat of weekend flooding as far north as New England. After bringing rain, strong winds, and even tornadoes to Florida, Andrea was losing its tropical characteristics on Friday even as it still packed maximum sustained winds of 45 m.p.h. It was blamed for one traffic-related death in Virginia. Tropical storm warnings remained in effect for North Carolina and southern Virginia, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 8 p.m. Friday.
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June 13, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Heavy rain, possibly accompanied by thunderstorms, could be intensifying as President Obama arrives for a fundraising visit later today, setting the stage for a potentially messy evening commute in and out of Center City Philadelphia. Air Force One is scheduled to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport about 5:25 p.m., with the president immediately departing for fundraising events visits, including a public event at the Franklin Institute for 500 people at 7:50 p.m. He'll also attend to two private functions before flying back to Washingtron around 10:30 p.m. Today's forecast calls for showers likely in the morning and afternoon, with a possible a thunderstorm, according to the National Weather Service.
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May 15, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A couple of inches of rain or more could fall between this evening and Wednesday afternoon. The Phillies might luck out for this evening's 7:05 game against the Houston Astros, with the heaviest rain expected after midnight. "There may be delays, but the game shouldn't be called," said meteorologist Tony Gigi of the National Weather Service. More of a worry is Tuesday's 1:05 p.m. game, second of two against Houston at Citizens Bank Park. Heavy rain is possible morning and afternoon, and thunderstorms could make an appearance.
NEWS
February 29, 2012 | Staff Report
Leap Day will be marked by heavy rain moving in later this morning, bringing a soggy end to February. A storm moving eastward from Ohio should bring rain the heaviest rain by about 1 p.m., with the potential for thunderstorms. Rainfall is expected to continue throughout the day with a high of 46. Precipitation could amount to between three-quarters of an inch to an inch. The rain will continue through midnight and ending by early morning. There seems to be little chance of it changing to snow in the Philadelphia area, with lows only dipping to 44. But Thursday, the onset of March, should see some clearing.
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December 30, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JONATHAN WILSON
Just in case, PennDot workers in Swedesford prepared yesterday for a winter storm that was expected to mainly bring heavy rain to the Philadelphia area.
SPORTS
June 20, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Atlantic City Country Club gained a slight advantage over Huntingdon Valley Country Club, 9 to 8 1/2, at match play for pairs in the Philadelphia Team Golf Championship yesterday at LuLu Country Club. Heavy rain washed out the afternoon's match-play singles; those matches were rescheduled for Aug. 5 at LuLu.
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June 13, 2012 | STAFF REPORT
The first-round baseball matchup between Delaware County and Philadelphia Public in the Carpenter Cup was postponed today because of heavy rain. Tournament officials pushed the game back to 2 p.m. Wednesday, a day that was already designed for makeup games in case of bad weather. There are no other games scheduled for Wednesday. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals, where it will meet Burlington County on Friday afternoon. Burlington County beat Berks County, 12-8, Wednesday morning before the rain poured.
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September 23, 2011 | FOR THE INQUIRER
Heavy rain caused the postponement of numerous high school football games Friday night. Here is a list of rescheduled dates: Central League: Strath Haven at Garnet Valley, Sat., 7 p.m.; Springfield (D) at Haverford High, Sat., 7; Harriton at Upper Darby, Sat., 7. Suburban One League: William Tennent at Council Rock North, Sat., 1:30 p.m.; Norristown at Upper Merion, Sat., 6; Neshaminy at Abington, Mon., 7. Ches-Mont League: Sun Valley at Oxford, Sat., noon.; W.C. Henderson at West Chester East, Sat., 6; Unionville at West Chester Rustin, Sat., 7. Pioneer Athletic Conference: Methacton at Pope John Paul II, Sat., 1 p.m. Bicentennial League: Jenkintown at Calvary Christian, Mon., 4 p.m. Nonleague: Chichester at Kennett (new site)
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September 12, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
EVESHAM Surrounded by backhoes, bulldozers, and a gaggle of school-age children in red T-shirts and white baseball uniforms, Evesham Township officials broke ground Tuesday on a $5.3 million ball field project that promises to laugh at rain. Due to open in April, the 13-acre site off Tuckerton Road will consist of two softball fields and two baseball fields built with young players in mind. Baselines will be 60 feet instead of 90, and the outfield fences will lie 200 feet from home plate.
SPORTS
August 11, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRISTOL, Conn. - Lionville Little League ace pitcher and big swinger Mike Rodriguez had just finished a round of batting practice when his teammates lifted up the net surrounding the batting cage and rushed in to investigate the damage. Another cracked bat - the 10th this summer for coach Steve Jewett's club. The 32-inch Easton composite club, yellow and black paint shredded from its barrel, didn't stand a chance against Little Leaguers drilling an hour's worth of line drives with more tenacity than most middle-shoolers can muster.
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June 14, 2013 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
While the region has been soaked with about a half-foot of rain in the last week, remarkably it has escaped significant widespread flooding. That could change by Thursday night. A potent, moisture-laden storm threatens the region with an ominous menu of yet another soaking, powerful thunderstorms, and perhaps even tornadoes, the National Weather Service warns. "Widespread flash-flooding" of streams and "moderate river flooding" are possible, the weather service's Mount Holly office said.
SPORTS
June 13, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
THE ORGANIZERS of the U.S. Open at Merion had every little detail of the tournament figured out. From the shuttles taking fans and media to and from parking lots, to the massive tents set up on homeowners' lawns along Golf House Road, everything was down to a science. Suddenly, there is another kind of science organizers need to account for: meteorology. The forecast for today at the U.S. Open is not good, for players and organizers alike. With the East Course already saturated, a line of strong storms is heading toward Merion, and it does not look promising.
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Heavy rainstorms snarled traffic through the Philadelphia area Monday and delayed the start of the practice round of the 113th U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore. The National Weather Service, which posted various flood watches and warnings for the entire region, reported more than an inch of rain falling within two hours in some parts of the region. The East Branch of the Perkiomen reached 7.2 feet at Schwenksville just after 12:30 p.m., or 0.2 inches above flood stage, and was continuing to rise.
NEWS
June 9, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall Friday, flooding much of the Philadelphia region. The National Weather Service reported that about three inches of rain had fallen at Philadelphia International Airport as of 7:54 p.m. - more than in any single month since January, and the most in a single day since Sandy came roaring through the region. The amount of precipitation shattered the record for the date of June 7 - 1.79 inches, set in 1904. About 50 families were displaced in Chester, where the American Red Cross set up a shelter at Showalter Junior High School, spokesman Dave Schrader said.
NEWS
June 9, 2013 | By Michael Biesecker and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season drenched the nation's Southeast but caused no major damage Friday, marching up the East Coast as it brought the threat of weekend flooding as far north as New England. After bringing rain, strong winds, and even tornadoes to Florida, Andrea was losing its tropical characteristics on Friday even as it still packed maximum sustained winds of 45 m.p.h. It was blamed for one traffic-related death in Virginia. Tropical storm warnings remained in effect for North Carolina and southern Virginia, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 8 p.m. Friday.
NEWS
June 1, 2013 | By Sean Murphy, Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY - Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs on Friday, killing a mother and baby and crumbling cars and tractor-trailers along a major interstate. The broad storm hit during the evening rush hour, causing havoc on Interstate 40, a major artery connecting suburbs east and west of the city. To the south, winds approaching 80 m.p.h. were forecast for Moore, where a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado killed 24 on May 20. Floodwaters up to 4 feet deep hampered rescue attempts and frequent lightning roiled the skies well after the main threat had passed to the east.
NEWS
January 31, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
After an afternoon high of 68 - just two degrees shy of the record for the date set in 1947 - the Philadelphia area faces heavy rain and high winds tonight, raising the possibility of some power outages, flash flooding and flight delays. Temperatures should then drop drastically, with overnight lows in the 20s Thursday night, when a chance of light snow continues into Friday morning. Some morning commutes might be messy the next two days for very different reasons. Today's rain could start in the city by early evening, becoming likely by 8 p.m. "A substantial squall line will probably cross the area between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and thunderstorms may be embedded in this line," according to a National Weather Service flood watch issued for Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.
NEWS
January 17, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Nailla Robinson, the 5-year-old girl audaciously abducted from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class a day earlier, was found early Tuesday half-dressed and shivering - but safe - in a rain-soaked Upper Darby playground. Nelson Mandela Myers, a sanitation worker who heard her cries about 4:40 a.m. while on his way to his job, rushed to comfort her and called 911 - and will receive the $10,000 reward offered by Mayor Nutter for her safe recovery, police said. Still being sought Tuesday night: the kidnapper, dressed in black Muslim garb that revealed only her eyes, who walked into Bryant School and persuaded employees to let her walk away with the unsuspecting girl.
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