May 2, 1996 |
Scattered heavy showers fell throughout the area Tuesday afternoon. But toward evening, the storm front passed and the sky cleared enough for a rainbow to appear and point the way to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Merion Station.
September 19, 2012
A powerful storm front that swept through the region Tuesday set off howling winds and potent storms that knocked out power to tens of thousands of Peco customers. Power outages forced the Spring-Ford Area School District in Montgomery County to cancel classes Wednesday, officials said. Peco reported that as many as 50,000 homes in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs lost power during the storms, though most power had been restored by 10 p.m. About 8,000 PSE&G customers in New Jersey, including hundreds in Burlington and Camden Counties, lost power as well.
October 25, 2008 |
Forget pitching matchups and lineups for now. A major factor for tonight's World Series game at Citizens Bank Park will be the weather. Fans with tickets are advised to check news outlets for word of a possible rainout - and to take along umbrellas and warm jackets if Game 3 is definitely a go. A storm front coming from the South is expected to mean a rainy morning followed by a stormy afternoon and early evening, with possible lightning...
June 20, 1992 |
A vicious storm front that raked the Great Lakes region with more than 100 tornadoes and caused scattered power outages in the Philadelphia area yesterday will serve up a soggy summer solstice today. The rain is expected to continue on and off throughout the weekend and into the middle of next week. More than a half-inch of rain fell in the city yesterday, Accu-Weather meteorologist Chuck Jones said. Allentown soaked up more than an inch of rain, and about a quarter-inch was tallied at the shore.
November 16, 1989 |
From Indian Summer to Eskimo Winter in one sudden step - that's Weathershock and it hit here with a bang this morning. A storm front moving before the wintry weather blew into Center City shortly after 11 a.m., while a tornado watch was in effect. The high winds, accompanied by sheets of rain and occasional hail, blew down part of a roof at the overseas terminal at International Airport, shattered windows in a building at 16th and Chestnut streets, forcing evacuation of scores of people and downed a number of trees and utility wires.
July 10, 1997 |
Two farmworkers racing to haul in hay before last evening's sudden thunderstorms were injured when a bolt of lightning hit the ground nearby, neighbors and hospital workers in Chester County said. "There was all this loud crashing, and we heard one strike right behind the barn," said neighbor Henry Shields, who had been watching the storm with his son from their patio across the street. The two men were taken by ambulance to Brandywine Hospital. One was in stable condition and the other in serious, a hospital spokesman said.
February 19, 2003
SAY THIS much for the Blizzard of '03 - it kept Mayor Street modest. Gone from the administration's recent public pronouncements were the usual boasts of earlier this winter that all the streets had been cleared - boasts that were laughable in South Philly and other neighborhoods where narrow streets made plowing difficult. Instead, the city didn't overpromise. What it did do was respond well in the face of a storm system that sent others scurrying for the state-of-emergency button.
March 15, 1993 |
When Phillies coach John Vukovich stopped on his way to work at 5:45 Saturday morning to pick up Mark Andersen, the first thing he noticed was that the team's assistant trainer was standing in water up to his knees. The second thing was the sparks that went off when a live power line snapped and dropped into the water behind him. This, clearly, wasn't going to be a normal day at the spring training beach. Vukovich and Andersen pressed on. Soon, the water was up to the headlights of the car. After two miles, they had to give up. They pulled into the parking lot of a strip shopping center and called Phils outfielder Pete Incaviglia to pick them up in his four-wheel drive Bronco.
June 19, 1990 |
A storm front propelled by cool Canadian air brought heavy rains into the Delaware Valley last night, triggering flash floods in some areas and causing flight delays at Philadelphia International Airport and other airports in the region. The storm was scattered. By 8 p.m., it had dumped 1.24 inches on Willow Grove, yet only 0.22 of an inch at Philadelphia International Airport. Atlantic City had received no rain at all by 8 p.m. The National Weather Service posted a tornado watch, which expired at 9 p.m. without any reports of tornadoes in the area, according to a spokesman for Accu-Weather.