Cecily Tynan’s Official Philadelphia Marathon 2014 Weather Forecast

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Cecily Tynan after last year’s Rothman 8K | Photo via Facebook

When you’ve got a weather question—especially when said question relates to running—there’s really only one person in Philly to turn to: 6ABC’s Cecily Tynan.

So yesterday, when I asked for her Official, Official Philadelphia Marathon Race Day Forecast, of course she obliged. She even did me one better: She gave me the outlook and clothing suggestions for the entire Marathon Weekend, including tomorrow’s Rothman 8K (which Cecily is running again) and Sunday’s full and half marathons. Here’s the breakdown:

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WATCH: Cecily Tynan, Adam Joseph Duke It Out at the Boxing Gym

Adam Joseph at Joltin' Jabs | Photo courtesy Adam Joseph

Adam Joseph at Joltin’ Jabs | Photo courtesy Adam Joseph

If you follow either Cecily Tynan or Adam Joseph, both fitness-obsessed 6 ABC meteorologists, on Facebook, you get some pretty sweet insight into their workout regimes. Tynan is super into water sports, and they both love running and boxing—activities they often do together.

The pair regularly dons their mitts at Joltin’ Jabs in Manayunk for some friendly (I think? Ha. ) sparring. In fact, in this year’s Be Well Philly print magazine, Joseph told me why he loves his boxing classes so much: “You never stop the entire hour,” he said. “I love it because it strengthens my core, takes the strain off my legs, and conditions non-running muscles.”

Check out the video below that Joseph posted on his Facebook page, showing he and Tynan duking it out at the boxing gym. They, um, pull no punches.
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WATCH: Cecily Tynan’s Water Sports Obsession


In an interview in August’s Best of Philly edition of Philadelphia magazine, impressively armed 6 ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan told me that her newfound summer obsession is slalom waterskiing. (Read the entire interview here.) And now, there’s video.

“Can you tell I am OBSESSED with water sports?!” she wrote in a message on Tuesday afternoon, detailing the videos of her endeavors into slalom waterskiing and wakesurfing.

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Cecily Tynan’s Guilty Pleasure? I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray

6ABC's Cecily Tynan and Adam Joseph shooting promos for a local race. | Photo via Facebook

6ABC’s Cecily Tynan and Adam Joseph shooting promos for a local race. | Photo via Facebook

Everyone’s got a guilty-pleasure food they just can’t live without, including Cecily Tynan. The 6ABC meteorologist (and one of our favorite Be Well Philly cover girls) told Philly Mag’s Victor Fiorillo in the August issue that her must-have guilty-pleasure food is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray. Now there’s one I haven’t heard before.

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One of Us: Cecily Tynan

Illustration by Andy Friedman

Illustration by Andy Friedman

My name is … Cecily Tynan. I had a Great-Uncle Cecil in England, and they just added the “y.” My parents actually thought they invented the name, but I’ve met some other Cecilys since, including some named after me, which is very flattering.

I am a … perfectionist.

My standard Wawa order … is a turkey Shorti, wheat.

When I turned 45 this year … I felt better than I did when I was 25.

I live in … a stone house with a pool and a lot of woods for our three dogs to run.

Before I go on TV each night, I always … check my teeth. I like to eat spinach salads and pistachios, and let’s just say those aren’t good things to eat right before you go on the air.

On Sunday mornings … I love to cook bacon and eggs for my family, but I have to ration the bacon. My kids are big bacon eaters.

I am perpetually … 10 minutes late. But never for newscasts.

Each summer, I love to … water-ski. Slalom waterskiing is my new obsession. I am really sore every Monday morning in the summer.

If I weren’t doing this … I would probably be working at an animal shelter. I’m tempted to buy a big farm so I can adopt more, but I don’t think my husband is going to let that happen.

My worst subject in high school was … geometry. I still have nightmares about it.

I shouldn’t tell you this about Jim Gardner, but … he can sing most Broadway show tunes.

The first album I ever bought … was Bryan Adams. The one with “Summer of ’69” on it.

I drive … a Lexus SUV with close to 220,000 miles on it. I’m very practical.

One food I love to eat but shouldn’t … is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spray. I have to say, I like it on everything. I consider it liquid gold.

My workout routine … is a mix of running, boot-camp class and boxing.

I love buying … clothes for my kids at the Target across the street from the studio. My son likes anything Shaun White, and my daughter likes anything Hello Kitty. I buy a pound of coffee and a cart full of clothes.

My secret talent … is that I can write pretty well in cursive with my toes. But I have really horrible feet, because I went from ballet dancing to running. I have E.T. toes.

The farthest I’ve ever run … is 50k, 31 miles. It was years ago in Maryland, my first and only ultra. I won it because it was two loops, and after the first loop, all the other women kept going, but I stopped and had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a Gatorade. Well, all the women in front of me bonked, and the peanut butter won the race.

The truth about predicting the weather … is that we are right most of the time. People say, “If I could be wrong 90 percent of the time and still have my job, I would love that.” But the truth is that we are almost always right.

Originally published in the August 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

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