The Polar Vortex Is Back, and More Snow Is On the Way

And you thought winter was over.

Did you enjoy the mild temperatures over the weekend? We didn’t have any snow. It might not have been all that warm, but with the winter we’ve had it felt like summer. It was so nice we had a tornado watch!

Here’s hoping you took advantage of it, because the polar vortex is back, baby, and more snow is on the way. More snow is likely to hit Tuesday night and again on Wednesday.

But it could be worse: The good folks at say we’re only slated for a coating over the Tuesday and Wednesday snow events.

Most spots would see coating accumulations. Some locations south of the city could pick up 1-2 inches (light blue shading) between the two events. It wouldn’t shock us if a few spots picked up over two inches between the two systems but the best chances of that would be towards the Shore.

So, hey, not too bad. But considering we just got the sidewalks cleared for what seems like the first time in a month, this one hurts. Just when you thought you’d be able to store your shovel away for the winter, we’re about to get hit again.

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  • matthew brandley

    aholes in the media ober hyping , over blowing and over doing everything again. Its winter . what the heck would you expect morons?

    • Egargar

      Spoken like a jackass. Instead of typing and raging, try reading. This is one of the worst winters on record, so yeah, people can bitch. Someone like you only exists to complain about people complaining. Who is the bigger moron?

      • matthew brandley

        morons like you

  • KobraKai7474

    Eh… whether it is a foot or a coating, I use all snow as an excuse to save a good spot in front my house with a trashcan. Usually, I just take the spot from the dopey guy two doors down who always digs his car out and then is so stupid that he forgets to mark off his spot with a trash can or lawn chair. However, this winter, the snow has lasted so long that I finally just got a wrench (I borrowed it from the guy who lives two doors down) and took down the handicap parking sign that marks the spot directly in front of my house and put my trashcan there. …I am pretty sure my neighbor with the bad limp is faking it anyway. …..and, yes, of course, I am kidding and purposely acting like a typical douche-y Philadelphia parking bully.