January 22, 2016
The makers of dating apps such as Tinder and the newer the Grade will no doubt see a huge uptick, thanks to this weekend's snowy forecast. Weather forecasters are calling for accumulations of more than 10 inches in Philadelphia, and also are predicting possible power outages, periods of low visibility due to whiteouts, and lots of bone-chilling cold. Is it any wonder that many singles are scrambling about, trying to find a weekend love connection? "People are reaching out to exes.
April 20, 2012
When: Friday at 8 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center TV/Radio: NFL Network; ESPN-AM 950 Storm update: Tampa Bay (3-2) drilled the same Cleveland team last week, 69-48, that handed the Soul its only loss. Leading wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez is expected back after missing a game with concussion-like symptoms. Soul update: The Soul (4-1) have won two in a row and lead the AFL with an average of 72.4 points per game. They visit struggling Orlando (0-5)
October 28, 1998 |
Hurricane Mitch cut through the western Caribbean yesterday, pummeling coastal Honduras and Belize with driving rain and fierce winds that snapped trees and sent thousands of people fleeing for higher ground. Ten storm-related deaths were reported. Honduran President Carlos Flores Facusse declared the highest state of alert and sent in troops to evacuate thousands of people from villages on the sparsely populated coast. Thousands more made their way to safer ground on their own. Most of the population of Belize City fled inland in cars and government buses, while tourists rushed to find ways out of the Mexican resorts of Cancun and Cozumel, where the storm is expected to hit by the end of the week.
October 29, 2012 |
CELINA, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama frantically sought to close the deal with voters with precious few days left in an incredibly close race as this year's October surprise - an unprecedented storm menacing the East Coast - wreaked havoc on their best-laid plans. Ever mindful of his narrow path to the requisite 270 electoral votes, Romney looked to expand his map, weighing an intensified effort in traditionally left-leaning Minnesota. Obama sought to defend historically Democratic turf as the race tightened heading into the final week.
July 13, 1989 |
Bryn Athyn's Borough Council covered the gamut of environmental issues from storm damage to toxic-waste disposal at its meeting Monday night. The council focused first on the widespread damage from the storm last week. Public Works Committee Chairman T. Dudley Davis said he has made road repairs and other storm-related cleanup his top priority for the rest of the summer. Fast work was required to get streets ready for traffic and to shore up areas weakened by wind and water, Davis said.
September 7, 2012 |
HAMILTON, Bermuda - Tourists postponed holidays in Bermuda and locals stocked up on emergency supplies as a stalled Hurricane Leslie spun over open ocean south of the wealthy British Atlantic territory Thursday. Hotel cancellations were reported across the territory, which is popular with tourists for its pink sand beaches and with businesspeople as an offshore financial haven. Bermuda's Weather Service issued a storm watch late Thursday afternoon, while the Category 1 storm was stationary about 430 miles south-southeast of the storm-hardened British enclave.
October 6, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - While officials in New Jersey barrier island towns began tallying erosion losses Monday after a weekend nor'easter of roiling surf and gusting winds that chewed away at the beachfront, comparisons were quick to be made to the last notorious storm - Sandy, in 2012. But Stewart Farrell, an expert in coastal geology and director and founder of Stockton University's Coastal Research Center, said this nor'easter's duration - and ultimate displacement of hundreds of thousands of tons of sand up and down the coast - were more like those of a 1962 storm that has long been a benchmark for Jersey Shore weather.
October 12, 2011
Hurricane Irene in August racked up some big numbers for Peco Energy Co. The Philadelphia utility on Wednesday told a special Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission forum that the storm damaged 316 poles, 1,509 cross arms, 278 transformers, 90 miles of wire, 5,019 insulators and 11,001 fuses. Peco said more than 511,000 customers lost power: 131,037 in Bucks County; 134,036 in Chester County, 109,392 in Delaware County; 67,899 in Montgomery County, 57,158 in Philadelphia and 11,580 in York County.
August 4, 1991 |
A heavy thunderstorm accompanied by high winds roared through the area last night, forcing the closure of a portion of the Blue Route near Conshohocken, felling trees and triggering power outages throughout the region. Montgomery County was hardest hit, with unconfirmed reports of tornadoes in Springfield and Whitemarsh Townships. The storm started west of the Susquehanna Valley around 7 p.m., then quickly spread through Chester County, southern Montgomery County and Philadelphia.