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December 28, 2010 | By David O'Reilly, Matt Katz, and Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writers
Football fans in Minnesota were berating Philadelphians as weather wimps Monday after snows forced postponement of the Eagles' Sunday night game against the Vikings. But by the time the snow had stopped falling, residents were shoveling, driving, and slip-sliding through a foot of white stuff - Philadelphia's 17th-heaviest one-day snowfall on record, according to the National Weather Service. Coming in from the south on winds that gusted as high as 62 m.p.h. at Wilmington's airport, the storm left accumulations of just two to six inches to the north of the city, but dropped 26 inches on parts of Cape May County, piled 30 inches on Brick Township, Ocean County, and paralyzed New York City and much of New England.
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December 6, 2002 | By Nora Koch INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bah, humbug! That's Martha Issod's attitude toward this season's first snowfall. She hopes it's also the sentiment of the 20,000 visitors anticipated for tonight's 13th annual Dickens Festival in historic Medford Village - about the number, Issod estimated, that attended last year. The free festival brings a sprinkle of Dickensian ambience to downtown Medford, with strolling musicians, rides on Victorian trolleys and horse-drawn carriages, carolers, and other seasonal entertainment.
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February 18, 2003
After all the fretful glances outside, all the phone calls to cancel plans, all the clicking between newscasts and rubbing of shovel-weary shoulders, one word summed up the President's Day snowstorm of 2003. Wow. Mother Nature finds inventive ways to remind us who's boss. This time, she made her point with a subtle relentlessness. The last huge snowstorm to hit the Philadelphia region, in 1996, was a Cecil B. DeMille production: black skies, fearsome winds pelting snow horizontally, sheets of ice. By contrast, this storm began calmly, as fat, photogenic flakes fell steadily Sunday morning, without causing panic.
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March 12, 2001 | By Tom Avril INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
Depending on their age, people might measure snow by how much time it adds to their commutes, or by whether there is enough of it to warrant a ride down the ol' sledding hill. Then there are the people who measure the white stuff in another way: in terms of the green stuff. Snow costs money, and the officials who watch over municipal and state budgets are keenly aware that accumulations this year have been above average in most of New Jersey and the Philadelphia region. In Bucks County, Newtown Township has exceeded its $15,000 allotment for employee overtime by $2,000, though it still has plenty of rock salt to sprinkle on its 70 miles of roads.
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February 4, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL MALLY
John Pruzina of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., adjusts 3-year-old son Kyle's hood. Kyle was getting ready to go sledding Friday at Mainland Regional High School, Linwood. The storm produced wide variations in area snowfall, with the highest totals in extreme South Jersey.
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February 27, 1993 | SUSAN WINTERS/ DAILY NEWS
Leroy Smith, a part-time tire changer, shovels off the walk at a business on Ridge Avenue near 19th Street as the city received yet another snowfall yesterday. Actually the storm that brought our latest covering delivered considerably more snow to areas south and east than to the city.
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October 29, 2011 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Manayunk tried to throw a Halloween party this afternoon. The only problem was that outside, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas. "Can you believe it?" asked the incredulous hostess, Jane Lipton, head of the Manayunk Develolpment Corp., as snow and sleet coated the neighborhood's perilously hilly streets with a slippery sheen of slush. The organizers had prepared for rain, or even light snow, but not a wintry scene that was borderline hallucinatory. But the storm did more than ambush Halloween parties.
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February 17, 2010
I TAKE ISSUE with two points in your "City's Got the White Stuff" editorial: 1. When roads are salted, sodium and chloride ions lower the freezing point of water, making it liquefy below the normal freezing point (not "raising its temperature"). 2. The problem with Dr. Jeff Masters' explanation of global warming for increased snowfall is that the Weather Underground is a green advocacy group that has also claimed that a lack of snowstorms is proof of global warming. If contradictory evidence (less snowfall and more snowfall)
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February 20, 2013 | By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - With scant snowfall and barren ski slopes in parts of the Midwest and Northeast the last couple of years, some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit. Then, when a whopper of a blizzard smacked the Northeast with more than two feet of snow in some places earlier this month, some of the same people again blamed global warming. How can that be? It's been a joke among skeptics, pointing to what seems to be a brazen contradiction. But the answer lies in atmospheric physics.
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October 4, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Expect temperatures 6 degrees colder than last winter's, and a six-fold increase -- or more -- in snowfall. In short, if Accu-Weather's winter outlook turns out to be right, the coming season will be whole lot more like a typical winter than in 2011-12. In the forecast released this morning, an update and elaboration of an earlier outlook, the commercial weather service in State College, Pa., is calling for near-normal temperatures this winter, with above-normal snowfall. In addition, Accu-Weather believes Philadelphia will have an above-average number of days -- perhaps seven -- with snowfall of an inch or more, said long-range forecaster Paul Pastelok.
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January 26, 2015 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 24, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Move over, Philly. Brookhaven said it rocked this storm. According to the unofficial total called into the National Weather Service in Mount Holly by a Brookhaven observer, the Delaware County borough received 14.8 inches of snow - 1.3 more inches than the official Philadelphia total of 13.5 at the airport. That made the city's top-10 list for one-day storm totals. On Wednesday, Brookhaven residents were feeling the pride of being No. 1 - by their measurement - in the region for snowfall.
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December 16, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It wasn't weather you wanted to be out in, but the Philadelphia area was spared the worst of the third snowstorm in a week. During the evening, sleet and freezing rain made for slick roads and dodgy driving conditions, particularly in the Pennsylvania suburbs. Earlier in the day, fast-falling flakes swirled around the crowd at the Army-Navy Game, which kicked off at 3 p.m. Saturday, and one to three inches of snow was predicted for Philadelphia and southeast of the city, according to the National Weather Service.
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December 15, 2013 | By Robert Moran and Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writers
The snowfall that begin earlier today may turn into rain later tonight, following several inches of snow that an afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service said would be coming down throughout the region. It's the third snowfall this week – and winter doesn't officially start until next Saturday. Philadelphia will see one to three inches of snow, as will the area to the southeast. That snow should continue over the next couple of hours, said Mitchell Gaines, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.
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November 25, 2013 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
While this pre-Thanksgiving freeze - spiced with a nor'easter threat - might qualify as extraordinary, it is not supposed to be a portent of the winter to come. That's if the seasonal outlooks are to be believed. The consensus among forecasters is for a winter on the mild side with snowfall below the normal of about 22 inches in Philadelphia. But before you commit to leaving the snowblower in storage and icing the scraper, be aware that meteorologists are wanting for clues and that the atmosphere has behaved strangely of late.
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February 20, 2013 | By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - With scant snowfall and barren ski slopes in parts of the Midwest and Northeast the last couple of years, some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit. Then, when a whopper of a blizzard smacked the Northeast with more than two feet of snow in some places earlier this month, some of the same people again blamed global warming. How can that be? It's been a joke among skeptics, pointing to what seems to be a brazen contradiction. But the answer lies in atmospheric physics.
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February 15, 2013 | By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
KIEV, Ukraine - Officials on Wednesday sought to reassure the public that radiation levels were unaffected at Chernobyl and there was no safety threat after a partial roof collapse at the exploded nuclear power plant. A 6,500-square-foot section of the roof over the turbine hall at the fourth power block collapsed Tuesday, Chernobyl plant spokeswoman Maya Rudenko said. The collapse was caused by heavy snowfall, emergency authorities said. Rudenko said the affected area is 165 feet away from the "sarcophagus," a shelter built shortly after the 1986 disaster to contain radiation emanating from the exploded reactor.
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December 30, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - A widespread winter storm dumped snow over the Northeast and parts of Ohio on Saturday, just days after the regions were hit by another storm moving from the nation's midsection. The National Weather Service expected up to a foot of snow in parts of southern New England, with the heaviest snowfall possibly in Providence, R.I., and Boston, which declared parking bans to allow snow removal vehicles to clean the streets. Winter storm warnings were in effect in parts of those states and in Connecticut.
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October 4, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Expect temperatures 6 degrees colder than last winter's, and a six-fold increase -- or more -- in snowfall. In short, if Accu-Weather's winter outlook turns out to be right, the coming season will be whole lot more like a typical winter than in 2011-12. In the forecast released this morning, an update and elaboration of an earlier outlook, the commercial weather service in State College, Pa., is calling for near-normal temperatures this winter, with above-normal snowfall. In addition, Accu-Weather believes Philadelphia will have an above-average number of days -- perhaps seven -- with snowfall of an inch or more, said long-range forecaster Paul Pastelok.
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November 29, 2011 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pity the pheasants. Many of them didn't even make it to hunting season this year. In Pennsylvania, tens of thousands drowned or escaped when Lycoming County game farms were flooded in September following Tropical Storm Lee. In New Jersey, thousands of others absconded or were killed when farm pens collapsed under the weight of a heavy snow that blanketed Warren County on Oct. 29. Large numbers of birds in both states were later recaptured,...
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