July 22, 2015 |
The region has had hotter days than Monday - when it hit a steamy 95 at Philadelphia International Airport - but not many hotter nights. In fact, the overnight low of 81 was the highest minimum temperature for a July 20 in Philadelphia since official record-keeping began 1874, beating the old record of 78 and missing the all-time mark of 83, set in 2010 and 2011. Temperatures on Tuesday were forecast to go no lower than the mid-70s, but the heat wave should be rather unexceptional history by Wednesday.
January 9, 2015 |
Note : This story was updated Thursday morning. Area residents woke up Thursday to the winter's first single-digit day, as the temperature at 5 a.m. plunged to 9 degrees, with the winds at the time making it feel like minus 5. And besides the physical misery, the cold caused delays on commuter rail operations around the region - SEPTA, PATCO and NJ Transit RiverLine - and resulted in some packed trains. It hasn't been this cold since Jan. 24 of last year. But hang in there.
November 26, 2014 |
FROM BEATING Central Florida in the season opener on a last-gasp field goal to losing in poor form to Illinois on Saturday, the Nittany Lions have experienced a wide range of emotions this season. As Penn State's head coach, James Franklin must promote and/or weather those feelings, depending on the situation. He has done it all year, and with his team sitting at an uneasy 6-5 on the season, just barely bowl-eligible, the coach will continue to do so. "In a leadership position, that's what you have to do," Franklin said yesterday.
November 21, 2014 |
With a record-tying low in the morning and temperatures near freezing in the afternoon, Wednesday officially became the coldest Nov. 19 in Philadelphia in 141 years of record-keeping. The low at Philadelphia International Airport was 20 and the high was 33, yielding an average temperature of 26.5, which was 19 degrees below normal. That beat out the long-standing record for the date, 28, set in 1936 - 16 days after President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a landslide reelection victory over GOP challenger Alf Landon.
September 4, 2014
A ARON GOLDSTEIN, 20, and Collin Hill, 21, of University City, are co-founders of Fever Smart, which makes a smart, wireless, app-enabled thermometer that sends alerts if a child gets a fever. The two are juniors at Penn's Wharton School. Goldstein is a finalist for Entrepreneur magazine's College Entrepreneur of 2014 . Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Fever Smart? A: Collin was diagnosed at 19 with [blood cancer], had chemotherapy and his immune system was suppressed.
July 11, 2014 |
Given the history of climate change science - predictions that, no matter how draconian, are often so vague that the dangers are easily ignored or misinterpreted - the specificity of new research out Thursday from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is intriguing: measurable rises in the number of kidney-stone cases at hospitals and doctors' offices that can be linked to increases, even small ones, in the average daily temperature. Their research suggests that both adults and children could be at a higher risk for the painful condition as the world warms.
January 30, 2014 |
Before heading out for his 8 a.m. shift at the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, security guard Luther Babb slathered his face with Vaseline. "It's the oldest trick in the book to fight this cold," said the 44-year-old from West Oak Lane. The temperature outside was 12 degrees, with a wind chill of 5 below zero. Frederick Thomas, who runs the taxi stand at 30th Street Station, stocked up on hand warmers. Hemo Abdelaziz, the owner of a University City food truck, held his bare hands above a grill for as long as he could - the only source of warmth in an otherwise freezing space.
January 21, 2014 |
David Robinson doesn't wear a top hat or have a carrot for a nose. The role of New Jersey's chief snowman, after all, commands a certain dignity. But with rank comes responsibility. And so, when the New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management asked him in August whether the streets of East Rutherford - and its roofless MetLife Stadium - might be heaped in snow or frozen in ice when it hosts the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, Robinson obliged with a calculation. After all, this would be the first Super Bowl ever in a cold-weather, open stadium.
January 19, 2014 |
Question: My daughter and her 5-year-old sleep in a bedroom with a hardwood floor, filled with clothing and stuffed animals. She recently added a small table-top air filter and a humidifier that she activates every night, putting a half-gallon of water into the air in a 12-hour period. I already have a whole-house humidifier on the furnace, and I am concerned that she is going to cause a mold or mildew problem in the room, in addition to the unfinished attic and possibly adjoining bedrooms.
January 6, 2014 |
A brief respite of above-freezing temperatures Sunday and Monday will come to an abrupt end Monday night, the National Weather Service said, when the roller-coaster thermometer takes another drop to single digits. Forecasters expected freezing drizzle to begin overnight Saturday and continue into Sunday morning, with conditions warming into the upper 30s. The region should get "a little subtle push of air that'll bring in a little bit of precipitation," said Jim Bunker of the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.