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December 28, 1987 | By FRANK LENNY, Daily News Staff Writer (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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.
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February 23, 2001 | by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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December 25, 2005 | By Roger K. Miller
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.
NEWS
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?
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December 13, 1989 | By Donna Shaw, Inquirer Staff Writer Staff writers Mary Jane Fine, Denise-Marie Santiago and Rose Simmons and correspondents Mack Reed, Robert McSherry, Connie O'Kane and Mike Schurman contributed to this article
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.
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February 13, 1992 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Now you really didn't think we were going to get through the winter with only that measly inch of snow back on Super Sunday morn, did you? Well, did you? If you did, dream on. Because the Philadelphia area was due to get whacked with its first significant snow storm of the winter today. Before it's over around midnight tonight, up to five inches of snow could be on the ground. But with temperatures in the 40s tomorrow, it probably won't stay around too long.
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February 24, 1989 | By Dave Bittan, Daily News Staff Writer
What happened? Here we were expecting a legitimate snow storm, something like six or eight or 10 inches, and what'd we get? Nothing. Accu-Weather explained squeamishly this morning that the storm from the South developed too far to the east to bring any snow here. Instead, the storm dumped as much as a foot on the Jersey shore. Although the predicted snowfall failed to materialize here, there's an outside chance we still could get an inch or so by the time the storm moves on up the coast.
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November 25, 2011 | By Louise Nordstrom, Associated Press
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - For some reason, Scandinavia is not its frigid self, with unusually warm weather delaying the onset of winter in northern latitudes normally decked in white. The lack of snow has been bad news for winter sports - World Cup ski races have been dropped, or held on artificial snow, and mountain ski resorts are unable to open. There are even reports of bird song and blooming gardens in some places typically entering the winter freeze at this time of year. "Some flowers, like roses, have actually begun to blossom for a second time," said Mats Rosenberg, a biologist in Orebro, south-central Sweden.
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February 10, 1986 | By SCOTT HEIMER, Daily News Staff Writer
Snow may be on the way again, but cold is on the way for sure. Accu-Weather meteorologist Chuck Jones said a storm centered in West Texas and heading northeast could leave us with a coating - or three or four inches - of white stuff, depending on what route it decides to take. The storm will be from midnight tonight until noon tomorrow, said Jones, and will spread south to north. "There will be a high pressure to the north, a storm to the south. The question is, whether the dry air wins out - in which case we'd have mostly cloudy skies with a flurry, and snow to the south - or whether the storm will be strong enough to spread a good bit of snow up this way?"
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April 10, 2014 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
It cost Philadelphia $18 million to clear snow from city streets this year, about three times the normal amount, Streets Commissioner David Perri said Tuesday. Perri, appearing before City Council's Streets and Services Commitee, said the Streets Department so far this year has filled 26,000 pot holes, also three times normal. Perri said the snow clearing cost compares to $6 million to $7 million in an average winter. With 68 inches of snow measured at Philadelphia International Airport, this winter was No. 2 in terms of snowfall in 130-year period of record keeping.
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March 19, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo and Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writers
ATLANTIC CITY - Luckily for the often weather-beleaguered Jersey Shore, the St. Patrick's Day snowstorm Monday didn't bring a coastal low with high winds and heavy flooding. That meant it was just snow - and the subsequent trudging through and shoveling of it - that had to be dealt with, not widespread power outages, road closures, and other damage. But three days before spring officially begins, nobody was rolling in clover after Atlantic and Cape May Counties were slammed with more than 10 inches of snow in some spots along the coast, with lesser amounts inland through Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THERE ARE THOSE who think the Buffalo Bills are cursed. They've gone to four straight Super Bowls and lost them all. They haven't made the playoffs since a wild-card loss in January of 2000. The last time they won a postseason game was in 1995. And did we mention O.J. Simpson? This week the Bills, like every other NFL team, had high expectations going into free agency. That was before the "Curse" returned in the form of an ugly four-letter word: Snow. Mother Nature dropped a boatload of the white stuff on Buffalo, (up to 19 inches was predicted by storm's end)
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March 8, 2014 | By Julia Terruso and Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writers
In Camden City schools, class will be in session during all of the previously scheduled spring break. Inclement weather, resulting in seven snow days, forced the decision. State law requires students to have 180 instructional days. That means school will be in session for students and staff from April 21 to 25, which is the week after Easter. Camden's last day of school also was bumped one day, to June 25 for students and June 26 for staff, to accommodate Monday's snow day. Should there be any more cancellations, additional days will be tacked on to the end of the year.
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March 6, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The snow, ice, and freezing weather in New Jersey have created a drought of the decade for Goodwill, where donations and sales at local thrift stores have declined. "I've never seen anything like it," said Goodwill CEO Mark Boyd, who has been with the company for nine years. "This is unprecedented for us. " The nonprofit has already closed a store in Atlantic City. "After Hurricane Sandy, we just never recovered," Boyd said of the Atlantic County location that was hit by flooding in two consecutive years.
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March 5, 2014 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
To their immense disappointment, no doubt, hundreds of thousands of the region's schoolchildren on Monday were forced to accept yet another extended weekend in the endless winter of 2013-14. But this time, many of them could blame the weathermen as opposed to the actual weather. Several inches of snow fell in parts of South Jersey, but after a weeklong drumbeat, a storm that threatened to bring the region to a standstill was largely a bust west of the Delaware and didn't quite meet expectations elsewhere.
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March 5, 2014 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time in as many years, a forecast for a major snowstorm during the Philadelphia Flower Show turned into a bust. Early forecasts called for eight to 12 inches in the city and region Sunday night into Monday, but far less fell. And while you couldn't exactly skateboard through the aisles Monday, crowds were definitely lighter than usual at the Convention Center, where the nine-day show runs through Sunday. As show organizers know from experience, the threat of snow deters visitors just as much as actual snow does.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
THE PLOW DRIVER'S wife made him apologize to Steve Keeley . The Fox 29 reporter became a viral sensation yesterday when he was reporting on the snowfall from Woodstown, N.J., and was pummeled with snow as the plow rolled past while still in the shot. Trouper that he was, Keeley continued his train of thought - discussing (very) former Phillie Hilly Filtcraft , of the 1942 team. But Michael Wyatt , the plow driver, didn't get off so easily. His wife, Michelle , made him call and apologize to Keeley, who assured Wyatt everything was fine.
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March 4, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Though buses, trains and planes could be delayed because of the snowstorm forecasted to hit the Philadelphia region Sunday, announcements about those likely delays are right on schedule. A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia International Airport said Sunday afternoon that airlines were reporting "96 canceled flights tonight in anticipation of the storm. " Most airlines reported reducing flight activity tomorrow until noon, said spokeswoman Victoria Lupica. "We are fully staffed and prepared to treat all paved surfaces when precipitation begins," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
So there is an upside to a snowstorm - a price break to the 2014 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. From 2 p.m. Sunday through midnight Monday, tickets are available for $20 at www.theflowershow.com only. Whatever the weather conditions, the show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center will go on Monday - and every other day of the flower show, which runs through next Sunday, March 9. The specially priced $20 ticket - $7 cheaper than standard tickets purchased in advance and $12 cheaper than tickets purchased at the box office - can be used any day during the run of the show.
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