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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.
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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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February 23, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth and Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writers
Heavy snow Saturday wreaked havoc on regional transportation systems, causing flight cancellations at Philadelphia International Airport, mass-transit delays, and a spike in motor-vehicle accidents. The Federal Aviation Administration imposed a ground stop for several hours barring flights from taking off from the airport. Airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said the action was taken because of the reduced visibility and high winds in the storm. The FAA lifted the ground stop in the late afternoon, but about 20 percent of flights into and out of the airport were canceled, and flight delays persisted the rest of the day. A winter storm warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday.
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February 23, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal and Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writers
Protesters marched through Mayfair on Saturday and demanded to see surveillance video footage from the December shooting of Brandon Tate-Brown, which his mother said contradicted the police account of his death. Video footage shows that Tate-Brown was running away from police officers when he was shot, according to his mother, Tanya Brown-Dickerson, and her attorney. Their account differs from police statements that Tate-Brown was shot after he tried to retrieve a gun from inside his car Dec. 15. "How I feel is even more hurt [than]
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February 22, 2015 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
After the most frigid Feb. 20 on record, nature might add a serious frosting to one of the harshest late-season cold spells since the government began keeping track of the weather in the 1870s. The National Weather Service late Friday posted a winter-storm watch for the entire region, for snowfall of up to six inches Saturday afternoon into Sunday night. On Friday, the official thermometer at Philadelphia International Airport never made it past 18 - the first time since 1896 that the high failed to reach 20 on a Feb. 20. The morning low, 2, missed the record by one degree, but the daily average temperature of 10 beat the previous coldest Feb. 20 - the aforementioned 1896 - by a full four degrees.
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February 16, 2015 | By Anthony R. Wood and Huizhong Wu, Inquirer Staff Writers
The strange winter of 2014-15 is about to take a harsher turn, with meteorologists warning of snow squalls, a siege of power-line-downing winds, and some of the lowest temperatures in more than 20 years. The National Weather Service has issued a "high-wind watch" for sustained winds of about 30 m.p.h. for 12 hours Saturday night into Sunday, and gusts up to 60 m.p.h., the backlash from yet another in a sequence of storms off the coast. Snow squalls are expected Saturday and Sunday night, with a few inches possible, but the big snows, perhaps 6 to 12 inches, are destined for snow-buried Massachusetts, the continuation of what meteorologists are calling an amazingly relentless pattern.
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February 2, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
We haven't hit a polar vortex yet, but it's still been a rough running winter already, even if last week's big blizzard was a bust. Well-below freezing temperatures and howling winds are enough to make even me, a dedicated winter runner, think about retreating to the treadmill. Here's what to do about some common winter running pitfalls to keep your training going until we thaw out. 1. Cold This all comes down to gear. Never, ever wear cotton, because if you sweat and the sweat dampens your shirt, it will freeze and make you colder.
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February 1, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
At issue is an ordinance that dates to an era when salesmen hawked vacuum cleaners and cosmetics door-to-door. Lower Merion Township police said the 50-year-old ordinance - not racial profiling - was behind the questioning of five African American men soliciting snow-shoveling jobs in a wealthy neighborhood. "The ordinance balances both safety and soliciting business," Commissioner Scott Zelov said Friday. Questions remained about how the township applied the law, and how the officers acted.
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January 31, 2015 | By Sarah Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphians are more skeptical of snow forecasts for Friday after Tuesday's blizzard-that-wasn't. AccuWeather was calling for one to three inches of snow and a wintry mix for Philadelphia, and even more to the northeast of the city and in New England starting late Thursday and continuing through Friday. But after the storm left Philadelphia mostly untouched this week despite meteorologists' expectations of a foot or more, many people don't quite believe it. "With all this technology, you think they'd predict it right," said Michael Smith, 25, whose Tuesday history class at Community College of Philadelphia was canceled - along with just about everything else in the region.
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January 31, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two men questioned by police about snow shoveling in Lower Merion were adults, authorities said Thursday, not teenagers, as was believed by a woman concerned that they were racially profiled. Still under investigation, though, is what prompted the interaction with police. The witness' account differs from information received from the officers involved. A township ordinance requires that adults have a permit to engage in door-to-door solicitation. The pair, 34 and 18 years old, on Tuesday knocked on Deborah Saldana's door in Wynnewood and offered to shovel for $50, Saldana said.
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