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.
November 25, 2011 |
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.
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?
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.
February 13, 1992 |
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.
February 24, 1989 |
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.
February 10, 1986 |
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?"