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January 25, 2016 | Staff Report
CLICK HERE for updates on storm recovery efforts. The Philadelphia region got to work Sunday, digging itself out of the fourth-largest snowstorm in city history. The powerful winter storm battered the area from Friday evening into early Sunday morning, dumping more than 20 inches of snow in many places. At Philadelphia International Airport, the official measurement was 22.4 inches. The region was slowly getting moving again Sunday, clearing the roads, rail lines and cars buried by snow.
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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 7, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Temple University police on Friday were investigating an incident in which someone scrawled a swastika and a racial epithet in the snow atop a car parked just off campus. A photograph of the car, parked in the 2100 block of North Carlisle Street, was tweeted Friday morning by Temple student Kelly Dawson, president of the campus Black Student Union. "Temple University condemns the use of these symbols and language in the strongest terms," university spokesman Brandon Lausch said in an email.
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February 7, 2016 | RealTime Desk
A round of snow and wintry mix is making its way through the Philadelphia area Friday morning. Here's the latest information. Forecast Overnight rain has shifted to wet snow and sleet, which are expected to continue through the morning commute. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which is in place until 10 a.m. in Philadelphia and the immediate surrounding area and until noon in parts of New Jersey and Delaware closer to the coast. Most of the region is expected to see about an inch or two of snow, with the potential for up to 4 inches in some areas.
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February 6, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
Last month's blizzard blew through the city's entire annual $5.2 million snow budget - and a few million more, according to city estimates. Philadelphia spent $8.5 million to clean up the 22.5 inches of snow dumped the weekend of Jan. 23, city spokesman Mike Dunn said. The snowstorm was one of Mayor Kenney's first tests. He had been in office less than three weeks when he had to oversee the snow emergency. His administration estimates it spent $1.7 million in employee overtime, $1.4 million on salt, and $5.4 million on contractors.
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February 3, 2016 | BY STEVE M. BOHNEL bohnels@phillynews.com 215-854-5912 @Steve_Bohnel, Staff Writer
HEATHER DERONCK said biking near her South Philly store was slow, difficult, and dangerous in the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas last week. Bike lanes were blocked by snow and ice, she said, putting bicyclists in the path of motorists. "People think it's their right to drive like an extra a- when there's snow," she added. DeRonck, owner of Bicycle Revolutions, on Fourth Street near Fitzwater, is one of many bicyclists who said there wasn't enough effort by the city to plow bike lanes after the snowfall, which meant bikers had to share the streets with hurried drivers - many of whom already were frustrated and unwilling to share the road with slower vehicles.
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January 31, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Days after 30 inches of snow fell upon Norristown, some streets remain covered with white. That's because Norristown lacks snow emergency routes or mandated off-street parking plans during snowstorms, the council president wrote in an apology to residents. "We heard your outcries, valid concerns, documented complaints, and have heard feasible suggests to assist us when the situation arises again," Council President Sonya D. Sanders wrote in a statement Thursday. The borough of 35,000 is the seat of one of the state's wealthiest counties, and about 13,000 people work in the 3.5-square-mile town.
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January 30, 2016
By Ellen Scolnic and Joyce Eisenberg Twenty-three inches of snow ago, we were feeling pretty smug. We were proud that we didn't waste money on a January vacation to the Riviera Maya like some of our friends did. We were glad we didn't prepay for discount lift tickets at Jack Frost, whose ski trails were bare. We wondered whether anyone was buying the marked-down mittens and scarves at the post-Christmas sale when it was 70 degrees outside. We felt bad for the kids who wouldn't have a snow day and the TV weather anchors who had to fake enthusiasm for a seven-day forecast of nothing but mid-40s temperatures and gray skies.
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January 29, 2016 | By Dylan Purcell and Jeff Gammage, STAFF WRITERS
Where's a good place to dump tons of snow? The corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue. Which on Wednesday was a slushy South Philadelphia locale, though perhaps not the most stealthy setting for a city administration that's sought to stay silent about its stash. As city plows labored to clear miles of streets Monday, Clarena Tolson, the deputy managing director for infrastructure and transportation, spoke to reporters about what the city does with all the snow it collects: She wasn't telling - or at least not telling where it went.
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January 29, 2016 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I was all excited about getting snowed in with the new man I've been seeing. When he got here, we opened some wine, turned on a movie and sat on the couch. And that's it. There was no kissing. No snuggling. Just a good-night kiss when he went to sleep! He stayed over the next day and the same thing happened. I'm confused and let down. How does a grown man stay over at a woman's place and not try to have sex with her? This situation is making me doubt myself. I don't know if I should ever see him again.
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January 28, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe and Justine McDaniel, STAFF WRITERS
Earlier this week, Mike Gillin's phone was ringing nonstop: People wanted help with the near-Herculean task of digging themselves out. But when Mother Nature dumps a season's worth of snow in less than 48 hours, the price of a cleared driveway doesn't come cheap. The storm left a hard-to-plow aftermath that owners of snow-removal services considered unusual. And homeowners were desperate. "I think people would pay pretty much anything you ask them," said Gillin, owner of Ace & Sons in Lansdowne, Delaware County.
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January 27, 2016 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, Staff Writer
DID YOU SPEND your snowy weekend watching a ton of TV? So did the rest of the region. Xfinity reports that streaming was up 50 percent in Philly and South Jersey over the weekend (a similar request was made to Netflix, which declined to comment on specifics). If there's one thing to be gleaned from our viewing habits, it's that Jennifer Lopez is still a diva supreme, and people are super into pirates. What did we watch? Here were the most-watched shows on Xfinity on Demand for the Philadelphia area: Showtime's Shameless , NBC's Shades of Blue , Starz's Black Sails , HBO's Game of Thrones , and Showtime's Billions . What does this say about us?
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