December 10, 2013 |
The region's first serious winter storm - which took forecasters by surprise with its intensity - caused at least one death in the region. A motorist was struck and killed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike shortly after noon Sunday when he got out of his car after a minor crash, a turnpike commission spokesman said. The westbound highway was closed for about six hours between the Downingtown and Morgantown Exits. Meanwhile, Philadelphia International Airport reported delays averaging 4 hours and 35 minutes for arriving flights, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday night.
December 10, 2013 |
LeSean McCoy returned to the locker room from pregame warm-ups and changed his cleats. A Sunday snowstorm started earlier than expected, so McCoy wanted longer spikes to gain more traction before the Eagles played the Detroit Lions. McCoy used those cleats to navigate through eight inches of snow and the Lions defense, setting an Eagles franchise record with 217 rushing yards in a 34-20 victory at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles improved to 8-5 and took a half-game lead in the NFC East, with the Dallas Cowboys (7-5)
December 28, 1987 |
It puts smiles on the faces of kids; dread in the hearts of commuters. It is snow, and there's a "very good chance" the Philadelphia area will get at least a measureable amount by tonight, according to Accu-Weather. In fact, it could be downright nasty. "What we have here," an Accu-Weather meteorologist said this morning, "is a storm moving from the Plains states that now is over Kentucky and will reach the coast in the Carolinas. It is expected to reform there, following the normal winter pattern, and move up the coast.
February 23, 2001 |
Highways made slick by a fast-moving snowstorm turned the Philadelphia area into a demolition derby yesterday, with multivehicle accidents clogging highways and killing at least one person. The storm, which sent commuters fleeing homeward early for the second time this month, dumped snow as rapidly as an inch an hour across much of the region and created "whiteout" visibility conditions in some areas. "It dumped a lot of snow real quick and people did not adjust," said John Hagerty, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police, after a string of multivehicle accidents stopped traffic on Route 42 in Deptford Township, Gloucester County.
December 29, 2003
THE CITY is once again mismanaging another touchy subject: Snow Shoveling Citations. The law states that "each homeowner has 24 hours after the last snowflake to clear a path," yet Mayor Street's goons are out there on a Sunday to write out citations. Nice! Everyone who got one of those pieces of toilet fodder should send them back, noting the time of the final snowflake, the time of the citation, and include a quarter so that the goons can get a clue. Sadly, that's not where my complaint ends.
December 25, 2005 |
This is how it was in those December days in the tiny, improbably named village of Lopez in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania in those long-ago decades few of us can now recall. We don't remember whether it usually snowed six inches before 12 a.m. or 12 inches before 6 a.m., but always, always it snowed. For us - my cousins and me and our mothers and fathers and our aunts and uncles - that old poem, "Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house," was literally true.
February 7, 1987
Well it's about time someone cast a vote for snow! I read Dorothy Storck's "Soft snow, tough talk" on Jan. 27, and I wholeheartedly agree with her observations on snow. Her comments centered on how everybody (with the possible exception of the Philadelphia Streets Department) overreacts to this meteorological phenomenon with which we have recently been blessed. Why can't people just relax and enjoy it? When was the last time you just sat at your window and watched it snow?
March 8, 2013 |
Must have been a lot of grousing this morning by local schoolkids unhappy to wake up and see ... nothing . No snow. Forecasts of two to six inches of snow for Philadelphia and its suburbs proved closer to scoops of pixie dust than blankets of sleddable crystals. The word snow failed to even get a mention in the hourly reports overnight for airports in Lancaster, Pottstown, Philadelphia and Mount Holly. Good thing forecasters restrained themselves from citing a computer model that predicted 15 inches of snow, said Anthony Gigi, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.
February 6, 2012 |
Flakes might be flying for a while Wednesday, and probably won't add up to much. In Philadelphia, light snow might fall before and after some late morning and afternoon rain. But even the rain is unlikely, with only a 30 percent chance of any precipitation. Otherwise, skies are expected to be dry through the weekend. Only 2.5 inches of snow has fallen so far this winter in Philadelphia, almost all of it on Jan. 21. "Being that any snow should fall during the daylight hours, accumulations should be somewhat limited and mainly on unpaved surfaces," according to the National Weather Service.
December 13, 1989 |
The Philadelphia area was hit with its third snowfall of the season yesterday as two winter storms passed through, neither packing the wallop that forecasters had predicted. The first storm sent school students home early in several suburbs before tapering off in the afternoon. The second, moving up from the south, was expected to dump, at most, another one to three inches of snow on the region last night. At 6:30 p.m., as a light snow fell over the region, the National Weather Service canceled the winter storm warning that had been in effect all day, saying the threat of heavy snow had decreased.