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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.
NEWS
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 15, 2016
The snows of January have long since given way to the rains (and occasional snows) of April, but Pennsylvania's slow thaw hasn't eased the peculiar form of brain freeze afflicting turnpike officials. Despite having taken a very long look at the latest snowbound stranding of hundreds of motorists on the toll road they ostensibly run, they remain incapable of acknowledging their failure. In fact, an untrained reader of the turnpike agency's "after-action report" could be forgiven for thinking officials were basking in the afterglow of a stunning success - a word that appears therein more than once.
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April 10, 2016 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, STAFF WRITER
The suburbs north and west of Philadelphia could see up to an inch of snow this weekend with the rest of the region getting less than an inch thanks to clipper system heading our way from Canada. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey that is slated to go into effect 11 p.m. Saturday and last until 10 a.m. Sunday unless it is upgraded to a Freeze Warning. Rain and snow are likely Saturday morning in Philadelphia, before turning to rain in the afternoon and then back to rain and snow after 3 p.m. as the clipper system moves into the area, the NWS says.
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April 10, 2016 | By Anthony R. Wood, Staff Writer
It's not unusual to see wind-borne white objects drifting through the air this time of year. Usually, however, they're blossom petals, not snowflakes. Yet meteorologists are saying that snowflake sightings are all but a certainty Saturday, with perhaps up to three inches landing to the north and west of Philadelphia. Given that the warm March and the powerful April sun have turned paved surfaces to hot plates, it is unlikely that any snow will stick to roads, said Valerie Meola, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.
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March 20, 2016 | By Anthony R. Wood, Staff Writer
When the astronomical spring arrives at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, it might well end up doing a pratfall on a fresh cover of snow. Meteorologists at the National Weather Services have lowered their expectations for snowfall totals for Philadelphia as models have started to shift the storm to the east. Any snow is expected to begin as rain first, and accumulation on non-paved surfaces is forecast to top out at an inch.  With a nor'easter paralleling the coast, minor flooding is possible at the Shore, where winds could gust to 35 mph, the National Weather Service said.
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March 6, 2016 | Staff Reports
Philadelphia-area residents faced a wet commute Friday morning, but the rest of the day should be free of snow. Light snow began moving through the area overnight and was still falling Friday morning, leading officials to warn motorists about potentially slick roads. By noon, the snow had ended, with most places in Philadelphia and the immediate area reporting a couple inches or less. Closer to the Shore, however, snow totals were higher, with up to 6.5 inches falling in Cape May. Here's the latest about what you need to know: Forecast The snow has cleared out of the Philadelphia area, though a winter weather advisory for places near the New Jersey coast remains in place until 1 p.m. Cloudy skies that gradually clear are expected for the rest of the day. Roads Some streets may be wet or slippery.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2016 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
During the weeks before our grandson Zay's December bar mitzvah six years ago, I was preoccupied with several things. I blush to admit one of them was whether the tapestry jacket I'd selected would work well for the Saturday service and luncheon. I worried about the endless details that go into planning these milestones. The one thing I didn't think about much was the weather. This was the Philadelphia area, after all, and it doesn't snow much in Philadelphia in December.
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February 20, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
A day before last month's blizzard left hundreds of motorists stranded along a stretch of road under his agency's supervision, the Pennsylvania Turnpike's chief executive attended a Harrisburg briefing at which the governor's top meteorologist warned that at least 12 to 18 inches of snow would fall along the corridor. Forecaster Jeff Jumper repeated his projections in three video briefings to state officials the next day, including one monitored by turnpike managers. "Anything along the track of the turnpike would have been among the hardest-hit areas," Jumper said Thursday, recalling his message.
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February 18, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - As blizzard conditions began to strand motorists for what would become 24 hours of icy discomfort last month, Pennsylvania Turnpike managers were hampered because they relied on a single afternoon weather forecast that understated the severity of the storm, they said Tuesday. Testifying before a state Senate committee, Turnpike Commission Chairman Sean Logan said the officials relied on a Jan. 22 midafternoon advisory from AccuWeather Inc., its contracted forecasting service, that called for what seemed a "manageable range" of snow in south central Pennsylvania.
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February 18, 2016 | RealTime Desk
After a round of snow, sleet and freezing temperatures, the Philadelphia region is being drenched in a rain more worthy of April than February. A flood advisory has been issued for South Jersey and southeastern Bucks County until 5:15 p.m. because of the heavy downpours. A wind gust of 65 mph was recorded in Pittsgrove, Salem County. Strong winds apparently blew down the scoreboard and knocked out power at Gloucester High School.  The National Weather Service briefly issued a rare severe thunderstorm warning, but it was not immediately known if any thunderstorms had struck before the warning for the immediate area expired at 1:30 p.m. A second warning was issued for New Jersey north of Burlington County until 2:45 p.m. Thunderstorms occur on average about once every three years in February, according to weather-service data, but three were observed in February 2014.
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February 14, 2016
Q: How can I stay safe while shoveling snow? A: The blizzard of 2016 behind us, take the time to ask yourself, "How can I prepare my body for the next snowstorm?" Whether you see the snow as a workout opportunity or a nuisance, you should follow several general rules to avoid a heart attack. The American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, and the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart.
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