July 10, 2016 |
Philadelphia entered an official heat wave Friday as the temperature hit 90 degrees for the third consecutive day. And the heat isn't about to make a quick exit. The mercury reached 90 before noon at Philadelphia International Airport, setting the region up for another hot day, following the two warmest of the year thus far. An excessive heat warning is in place until 6 p.m., with heat index values expected to be around 100 degrees. Heat warnings were also in effect Wednesday, when the temperature reached 95 degrees, and Thursday, when the high hit 94. The heat wave is the second in Philadelphia this summer; the temperature also hit 90 three days in a row early in the season, from May 26-28.
June 9, 2016 |
In his younger days, Colin Montgomerie seemed to be a magnet for verbal abuse by people in the galleries who would come to see him play in a major championship or at the Ryder Cup in the United States and try to get under his skin. The barbs got so bad against the Scotsman during one Ryder Cup singles match in 1999 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., that Payne Stewart, his opponent, would point out hecklers to security personnel to have them ejected from the course. Golf Digest later handed out "Be Nice to Monty" buttons in time for the 2002 U.S. Open in the hopes of keeping things calm.
December 30, 2015 |
Winterlike weather will be making a brief appearance in the Philadelphia region Monday, after record-high temperatures were set three of the last four days. Forecasters are calling for a highs in the low 40s for Philadelphia Monday, with rain moving into the region during the evening and into Tuesday. The northern parts of Philadelphia's suburbs could see some sleet mixed with the rain. And places further north, in Lehigh County, are under a winter weather advisory due to the threat of freezing rain, sleet and snow.
December 20, 2015 |
After a brief flirtation with normality during the weekend, the weather in Christmas week evidently is going to feel a lot like Easter. White Christmas? Santa's sleigh had better have wheels. Forecasters say the highs Christmas Eve should reach the mid- to upper 60s, about normal for the latter half of April. In the meantime, an impressive streak is about to end. Saturday will be the first day of below-normal temperatures in 24 days. Through Thursday, official temperatures in Philadelphia were running almost 12 degrees above normal this month, which almost certainly will become the warmest December on record.
October 14, 2015 |
Brandi Carlile was an atmospheric folk doyenne from Washington - on a Jesus kick, and inspired in equal part by Neko Case and Patsy Cline - when her 2007 album The Story hit. Its powerful title track wound up in commercials, and Carlile was a smash. She's released several albums since (most of them better than The Story ), including this year's The Firewatcher's Daughter . On Sunday, she packed The Fillmore Philadelphia 10 days after its opening. Sunday also welcomed the opening of The Foundry, Fillmore's club-within-a-club, with Philly-born Tonight Show drummer Questlove commencing his once-a-month DJ residency that lasts through 2015.
January 14, 2015 |
Around a sumptuous lunch table, the colonel and the dean chat with the professor and the salesperson. The politician takes a seat as our hostess, who's at the piano, makes an announcement. "I will play for you some cafe music," Jean N. Rances says, fingers cascading into "The Glory of Love. " And why not? A frosty afternoon in Cherry Hill has left us in need of a bit of warmth. And Rances (rhymes with Frances) offers that and more, melting the ice with a blaze of hospitality and personality.
December 4, 2014 |
Danny Garcia arrived at Burlington Coat Factory in Center City on Tuesday morning to outfit three families with winter coats. But the families were not there. They were stuck in traffic, someone told the light-welterweight champion from Juniata Park. "People in Philly are always late," Garcia joked. "They're going to show up when we're leaving. " The families arrived and Garcia and his father, Angel, helped them grab coats, scarves, and gloves. The champ, as his father calls him, paid for it all. The Garcias then packed coats into cardboard boxes and drove them to Hunting Park's Casa Del Carmen.
November 26, 2014 |
Between a bout of record cold and a big snow dump to come, Philadelphia got a shot of extreme warmth Monday. Temperatures hit 72 degrees, the highest point on record for a Nov. 24. It was the warmest Nov. 24 since 1979, which was followed by a winter of average snowfall, totaling just a third of what Philadelphia saw last winter. Just days before the warmer weather, Wednesday morning saw a record-low temperature for a Nov. 19, dropping to 20 degrees around 6 a.m. to tie the low on that day in 1936.
February 24, 2014 |
Trading beat-up winter coats for shorts and T-shirts, people released from winter's grip poured into parks and streets across the region Saturday like bears awakening from hibernation. Temperatures soared into the upper 50s after a Friday that hit 63 as the city was bathed in sunlight. For folks in the region, it marked a well-deserved break from the third-snowiest winter - 58.4 inches so far - in Philadelphia history. On the street, smiles replaced a sense of collective defeat brought on by the season's seemingly never-ending barrage of storms.
January 31, 2014 |
THE CITY'S homeless-outreach organizations have a secret weapon in Sean Rafferty, particularly when it comes to surveying the individual men and women who camp out on Philadelphia's streets, transit concourses and other public spaces. It's not often, after all, that the workers completing those surveys can swap stories about what it's like to have no place to go home. "The best way to address the homeless problem is through people who know where they're coming from," said Rafferty, who spent 10 years living on the streets of Philadelphia.