Thursday was pretty much the Super Bowl of the local weather wars, with 6 ABC gale force goddess Cecily Tynan delivering her yearly Winter Weather Outlook and NBC 10 El Nino nerd Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz with his 19th Annual Long-Range Winter Forecast. Schwartz was the guy who brought the idea to the Philly market, back when Tynan was cutting her pearly whites as the station’s first weekend meteorologist, picking up some general assignment reporting on the side.
Though they could never admit it, we’re going to take a wild guess and assume that both of these bona fide meteorologists hate doing these ridiculous predictions about as much as people love to take to Facebook to chide them for doing so. But ratings are ratings and year after year the stations turn on their hype machines and yell “GO!” Read more »
Back in February, Cecily Tynan told us all about her favorite places to work out in Philly, and her number one pick? Joltin’ Jabs in Manayunk. In her words, “nothing gets out your frustrations like punching something.” We couldn’t agree more. And good news for all you Center City dwellers: The Manayunk boxing studio is making its way to Center City with a Rittenhouse location set to open in early September, so you’ll be able to punch a bag whenever the urge strikes.
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Cecily Tynan after last year’s Rothman 8K finish | Photo via Facebook. Mike Rossi at the Boston Marathon
[UPDATE, 9:15 P.M.] The original headline of this post, “Cecily Tynan Says She Can Beat Mike Rossi in a Marathon,” overstated the nature of Ms. Tynan’s comments. We have updated the headline accordingly.
[ORIGINAL, 4:23 p.m.] On Monday, we told you about the $100,000 that LetsRun.com offered to Montco’s Mike Rossi if he could match his controversial 3:11 time in the race that qualified him for the Boston Marathon. (Long story short: A lot of people think Rossi cheated, Rossi says he didn’t, and the organizers of that race issued a very carefully worded statement saying that there was no “conclusive evidence” that Rossi didn’t run the race in the time recorded for him.) Well, now avid runner and beloved 6 ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan has jumped into the fray, telling us that she’s run a marathon even faster than Rossi’s disputed time. Read more »
Photo via Cecily Tynan
Let’s all give it up for Cecily Tynan: As some of you probably remember, she tore her ACL back in January during a nasty ski accident. But six months later, after 17 weeks of rehab, looks like the 6abc meteorologist is back in good shape.
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Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia
Good news, Broad Streeters: It looks like the weather is going to be pretty much perfect come race day. As Cecily Tynan told us today, “Mother Nature will be smiling down on the 40,000 runners as they trek down Broad Street on Sunday.” See? Perfect.
To be a bit more specific, Tynan says when you hop out of bed for your predawn wake-up call, the temperatures will be in the low 50s, but by the time the starting pistol fires at 8 a.m., temperatures will already have shot up into the upper 50s. And during the race, she says they’ll quickly rise into the mid 60s. Read more »
The 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show opened on Friday, February 27, 2015, with a black-tie gala. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail party under a marquee of beautiful flowers while surrounded by Caribbean pirates, playful rats, princesses, and chickens in the barnyard. This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Movies,” and as you may have guessed, there’s a large contingent of displays inspired by Disney movies as well as Hollywood classics. After the cocktail hour, dinner took place among the floral displays. As dinner ended at 10 p.m., guests joined the afterparty where DJ Montone and DJ Jason Weiss kicked off dance party which continued well after midnight. The Flower Show runs through March 8, with a schedule full of special events, celebrity appearances, and lots and lots of beautiful flowers and shopping.
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Cecily Tynan at physical therapy | Photo via Facebook
The past month has been a bit of a medical whirlwind for 6 ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan. In January, she took a tumble skiing in the Poconos and suffered a left ACL tear. She’s since undergone surgery to repair the damage, and has been working hard in daily PT sessions.
Yesterday, Action News ran a segment about her injury, surgery and recovery: “When Dr. [Robert] Frederick showed me the MRI and said, ‘You have an ACL rupture’ — you know, it’s gone — I think I started to cry because I knew I’d be out for a long time,” she says. Read more »
Yet again, Philadelphia is bracing for a snowstorm that might or might not happen. Everyone seems to agree that snow is coming. But how much will fall? And how will it affect your Tuesday? Here, some answers. Read more »
6 ABC meteorologist and avid runner Cecily Tynan took quite the tumble over the weekend during a ski trip in the Poconos. And despite a tear in her left ACL, Tynan is already back at work, tracking the nasty winter snow storm heading our way—knee brace, crutches and all.
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With the Great Possible Blizzard of 2015 almost upon us, we’re sure that 6 ABC meteorologist extraordinaire Cecily Tynan would prefer to think about nothing but snow forecasts, but thanks to a skiing accident this weekend, she has a bad knee to deal with, too. Read more »