January 26, 2015 |
After Saturday's snowfall, there is Monday to contend with. Snowfall Saturday ranged from a dusting in much of Camden and Gloucester Counties to 7 inches in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Many areas saw sleet, rain, and freezing rain. Heavier snow fell in the Lehigh Valley. Another snowstorm is expected to start late Sunday night with a potential of dumping an additional 2 to 3 inches on the region into Monday night.
January 26, 2015 |
Teams of middle-school students from throughout the area Saturday displayed model cities they had built, presenting their ideas for feeding urban dwellers of the future. The messy snow and rain combo may have triggered cancellations across the area, but the weather could not dampen the spirits of those students who flocked to the Future City Competition at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor. Organizers said 32 of the 42 teams that had registered from public, private, and parochial schools made it to the 20th annual regional contest.
January 25, 2015 |
With two more winter storms barreling toward Pennsylvania, crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation were heading out Friday night to salt the roads as soon as the first flakes fell. While Central Pennsylvania is forecast to get 6 to 8 inches of snow, Philadelphia and its inner-ring suburbs were expected to get 1 to 3 inches, said Gene Blaum, a PennDot spokesman. The farther reaches of Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks Counties could see 3 to 5 inches. The agency warned drivers to be cautious, carry emergency kits, and avoid the roads whenever possible as snow may continue falling through about 5 p.m. Saturday.
January 22, 2015 |
Schools closed early, and after Sunday morning's debacle, the region's road crews were poised for an all-out battle with nature. Yet even as meteorologists warned of another storm threat for the weekend, with a potential nor'easter, Wednesday's snowfall totals were less than expected, and the forecasts evidently had more impact than the actual weather. In anticipation of an expected two to three inches of snow, several school districts decided to close early. By early evening, no major problems had been reported, though state police in Avondale said several accidents had occurred in southern Chester County, where the snowfall was a bit more robust.
January 20, 2015 |
THE ISLANDERS' Garth Snow deserves to be in the running for the NHL's general manager of the year award. Count that among the things I never thought I'd type. Snow's quixotic, 9-year run at the helm of New York's forgotten sports franchise has had plenty of laughs. Remember his first order of business? Goaltender Rick DiPietro's 15-year, $67.5 million contract? Or what about that proposed trade at the 2012 draft, when Snow reportedly offered all seven of his picks (Nos. 4, 34, 65, 103, 125, 155, 185)
December 21, 2014 |
The question is a December evergreen: Are we going to have a White Christmas? The answer this year, is almost certainly no - the same answer as in most years. So why does the question keep popping up every Christmas season with the regularity of bad holiday music? Around here and for an overwhelming majority of the nation's population - not to mention Bethlehem, in the Holy Land - snow at Christmas is decidedly the exception. Only seven times in the last 56 years has an inch or more of snow been on the ground officially in Philly on Dec. 25, most emphatically in 1966, when a foot fell from a storm that continued into the early-morning hours.
December 10, 2014 |
A potent nor'easter that threatens the Jersey Shore with significant flooding, tropical-storm-force gusts, and beach-eroding waves could affect the entire region into Thursday with up to three inches of rain and perhaps even some snow, meteorologists warned Monday. The National Weather Service posted a coastal-flood warning from 7 a.m. through 1 p.m. Tuesday, and with the ground still wet from a weekend soaking, the entire region was under a flood watch into early Wednesday. "It's making me a little nervous," said Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist in charge of the Mount Holly weather service office.
November 28, 2014 |
An unseasonable winter storm bore down on the region Wednesday, scuttling scores of airline flights and snarling traffic on one of the busiest travel days of the year. During the afternoon hours, when many Thanksgiving travelers might normally climb into their cars, snow had started to blanket the northern and western suburbs, with as much as eight inches forecast for the hardest-hit areas. Police reported scores of minor car accidents. Gov. Christie declared a state of emergency in New Jersey, and by 6:30 p.m., 169 flights had been canceled and hundreds more delayed at Philadelphia International Airport.
November 27, 2014 |
If you were looking for a last-minute excuse to stay home on Thanksgiving, Wednesday's forecast could be a rock-solid justification. Anywhere from one to eight inches of snow is expected to drape the Philadelphia region on the busiest travel day of the year, when AAA predicts more than 500,000 area residents will hit the roads. A nor'easter will first bring overnight wind and rain, which will be heavy at times, before dumping wet snow as soon as late Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service said.
November 26, 2014 |
Between a bout of record cold and a big snow dump to come, Philadelphia got a shot of extreme warmth Monday. Temperatures hit 72 degrees, the highest point on record for a Nov. 24. It was the warmest Nov. 24 since 1979, which was followed by a winter of average snowfall, totaling just a third of what Philadelphia saw last winter. Just days before the warmer weather, Wednesday morning saw a record-low temperature for a Nov. 19, dropping to 20 degrees around 6 a.m. to tie the low on that day in 1936.