May 25, 2015 |
The Monday before this year's Blue-White game at Penn State, football coach James Franklin was worried about the weather. It wasn't so much how his team would handle a slippery ball - Blue-White's only a scrimmage. But the annual event held in April draws 70,000 fans to campus, as well as potential recruits, and Happy Valley, he says, is happiest on a bright, sunny day. So, as game day approached, Franklin took to Twitter to get news from the most reliable source he knows for meteorological matters: Penn State's student-run Campus Weather Service.
March 12, 2015 |
Verizon's FiOS TV service has dropped the Weather Channel and replaced it with the just-launched AccuWeather Network, seeking to cut programming costs, Verizon said on Tuesday. "This was a decision to opt-out and not carry the Weather Channel," said Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski. In late 2013 and early 2014, DirecTV temporarily dropped the Weather Channel in a carriage dispute over the channel's costs and programming. DirecTV said the channel had abandoned some of its core weather programs that were popular with subscribers for reality shows to boost TV ratings.
December 4, 2013 |
Bello says she is a 'whatever'! This'll surprise some and daunt others. ICYMI, in a Nov. 29 New York Times piece, the lovely and talented Maria Bello ( Prisoners ) revealed she is in a lady-lady union with longtime friend, media exec Clare Munn . Heck, who cares, right? In 2013? Well, right or wrong, a lot of people do. Which is why a movie star says all this via the Times, right? The pivot was a direct question from Bello's son, Jackson , 12, a year after she and Clare had begun.
August 8, 2013 |
OCCASIONAL Philadelphian Terrence Howard is in hot water again after being slapped with a restraining order sought by his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent . TMZ.com reported that Michelle claims that Terrence beat her up in Costa Rica last week, and she showed up in court with a black eye to "prove" it. Terrence is now forbidden from coming within 100 yards of Michelle until the couple is back in court for another hearing later this month....
June 2, 2013 |
Seven months after the second-most-costly storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland particularly lashed the Jersey Shore, a new survey has found that only a little more than half the residents in coastal areas have taken any action to prepare for the next Superstorm Sandy. And that number that worries local emergency management officials, who say they are urging residents to prepare now for when disaster strikes again. While 58 percent of those surveyed by the American Red Cross and the Weather Channel said they were concerned about a repeat of last year, only a third have a plan that involves communicating with family members should they become separated and knowing where to go if they are evacuated, according to the study, released Friday at Red Cross headquarters in Washington.
May 22, 2013
On the first weekend of March, having been starved for low drama by a resolutely unstormy winter, local broadcasters began calling for midweek snow with all the urgency of a pagan prayer to the elements. By the end of the week, though, the snow gods had seen fit to provide Philadelphia with only a fifth of an inch. "Where is the snow?" NBC10 meteorologist Sheena Parveen asked late on the afternoon of March 6, well after it was supposed to have been piling up. "That's the million-dollar question at this point.
March 16, 2013 |
A little snow could start falling Saturday morning, and with another round possible Sunday night, but don't worry about shoveling or stocking up on groceries. Not a single advisory, watch or warning has been issued for the Philadelphia area by the National Weather Service. Storm's too puny to even earn a name from the Weather Channel. Flakes might be in the air in the city and suburbs Saturday morning, but they shouldn't add up to much in the city, not with temperatures remaining above freezing, said meteorologist Larry Nierenberg of the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.
March 9, 2013
By Michael Bradley Like most well-prepared Philadelphia storm veterans, I spent part of Wednesday afternoon at the grocery store. There was a difference between my visit and most pre-snow forays: I wasn't accumulating the ingredients for French toast. I legitimately needed something for dinner. Honest. Like just about everyone else in the area, I awoke Thursday to a dry track. Not a flake of snow could be found, especially not the dense, "heart attack" variety that was destined to spawn a series of widowmakers among Delaware Valley shovelers.
February 28, 2013 |
What's up with the Weather Channel naming a scourge of winter after a beloved Philly icon? Yo, can you believe it? The big storm sweeping the country is named Rocky ? As in Rocky Balboa? As in the title boxer of the 1976 best-picture winner? The guy who famously ran up the Art Museum steps to a tune often played at Philly sporting events? Well, not exactly. Maybe yes. Maybe no. Even if Rocky's trainer, Mickey, did famously declare, "You're gonna eat lightnin' and you're gonna crap thunder!"
February 28, 2013 |
It's possible - fingers crossed - the worst is over for Philadelphia this winter. It's a swing and a miss for winter storm Rocky - as named by the Weather Channel - which is heading toward New England after dumping lots of snow across the Midwest. Although the Poconos got a bit icy and dicey this morning, Philly saw only rain. February ends Thursday, and the National Weather Service forecast for the next week shows not a sign of flurries, flakes, slush or sleet for Philadelphia.