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February 9, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Two separate winter storms are expected to blow into the Greater Philadelphia area over the next 48 hours, with light snow expected in metro Philadelphia late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Starting Monday between 8 p.m. and midnight, the Philadelphia area can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow, beginning as flurries, with intermittent snow through Tuesday. A slippery and slow commute is expected Tuesday morning. "Expect 2 to 4 inches in the Philly metro area, and 3 to 6 inches along the New Jersey coast," said Steve DiMartino, of NY NJ PA Weather, a forecasting firm.
NEWS
February 6, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. - For Angelo Camano, the destruction caused by the blizzard nearly two weeks ago was a grim repeat of the flooding that occurred in his Shore home and pizzeria during Hurricane Sandy. And so is the apparent lack of assistance so far, Camano said, from state and federal officials in figuring out how to handle his losses from the damage to his Sea Isle properties. The state hasn't yet made a formal disaster declaration that could trigger federal funding assistance for the region.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Technology Writer
Not many were cheering last weekend's winter storms. But Gizmo Guy was quietly mumbling "bring it on," so he could get his mitts around battery-powered outdoor gizmos that make snow removal easier and keep you warm while you're at it. Light lifting. Consumer Reports is right. Gas-powered snow blowers are more effective than electric-powered ones. The petro-fueled (gas with oil) units are bigger and brawnier. They dig deep, chomp hard, and throw heavy loads, skills beyond the ken of electric blowers that frolic best with eight inches or less of fluffy stuff.
NEWS
February 1, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
The remains of untold numbers of dead horses, sheep, and other animals were found where they dropped. Burned carcasses poked out from underneath a woodpile. A trench was filled with bones. "Dead and dying animals were everywhere," said Judy McHale, one of the volunteers from the Lehigh Valley County Animal Response Team called in Jan. 22 by the Pennsylvania State Police to help transport the surviving animals in what rescue groups are calling one of the worst cases of neglect they have seen.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
Last week's nor'easter at the Jersey Shore caused more than $67 million in public and private damage in Cape May County alone, according to preliminary figures released Friday by county emergency management officials. Local, county, and state officials have spent the week since Winter Storm Jonas struck assessing cost estimates to determine whether the region will be eligible to seek federal disaster assistance. Beach and dune erosion cannot be factored in, and other damage to private property and public infrastructure losses determine whether a region meets the federal thresholds for receiving aid, officials said.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's official snowpack from the weekend megastorm is better than 60 percent gone. So far, the record snowfall has been followed by what has to be one of the gentler melts on record, with dry days of temperatures well into the 40s and a benign outlook the rest of the week. "It's exactly the way you want to melt snow," said Jared Klein, a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly. For those living on sun-deprived streets or on hills to the north and west of the city, expect to keep bonding with winter wonderland.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Jim Kenney's first major test as mayor came in the form of 22.5 inches of frozen ice crystals. For Kenney, barely three weeks in office, the snowstorm was an inaugural bout with Mother Nature that set records as the fourth-largest snowfall in Philadelphia history. As residents began to dig out Sunday morning, they waited to see when the plows would arrive. A few still waited Wednesday, and were not happy about it - but many said Kenney did well. "I think he was pitch-perfect," said Jamie Gauthier, president of the Garden Court Community Association in West Philadelphia, where side streets often go unplowed.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff writer
A Philadelphia-area man put his downtime during this weekend's snowstorm to good use: He found a lottery ticket worth $1 million, just before the prize expires. The 39-year-old lottery player used some free time during this weekend's storm to check old tickets, according to Delaware Lottery officials. The man, whose name was not released, found a big winner: A Powerball ticket that won $1 million by matching all five white balls in the Feb. 4, 2015, drawing. Lottery officials said the man, who lives in the Philadelphia suburbs, bought the ticket from the Sunoco A-Plus station at 1201 N. DuPont Highway in New Castle while visiting a friend in Delaware last year.
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