The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for the next few days. Here it is, in the NWS’s ALL CAPS STYLE which oddly seems appropriate this time around. Short and sweet: It’s going to be very cold, very wet, and very windy for a few days. Ugh.
The high of 32 yesterday that was recorded at Philadelphia International Airport was the lowest high ever recorded on November 24th (got that?) in the city’s (recorded) history. The rest of the week isn’t getting much better.
Here’s a graphic of the Noreaster that’s going to blow your Thanksgiving travel plants to smithereens, via NOAA.
In light of the typhoon that has killed (at last count) 4,600 people and that the U.N. estimates has affected close to 11 million, Comcast is offering free phone calls to the Philippines from November 8th to November 23rd–for customers with Xfinity service. (Would have been nice for people to know this on the 8th, when the disaster struck, but a nice gesture nonetheless.) Here’s how many people might be taking advantage in the Philly area.
By the time the roosters had woken up this morning, persistently heavy rains had already taken their toll on morning commuters.
“Two cars, including one that overturned, crashed along I-95 northbound approaching Route 420 (Exit 9) in Delaware County around 4 a.m. As crews worked to clear the scene there were intermittent closures as traffic back up to Ridley Park (Exit 8).”
“A little before 6 a.m., a vehicle overturned on the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) eastbound before Gulph Mills causing all lanes to shutdown. Traffic quickly backed up towards King of Prussia.”
And the roads don’t appear to be getting much dryer anytime soon. [NBC 10]
Update 4:36 p.m. Flooding has not, apparently, ended. Here’s another photo of the damage in Wildwood.
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) October 10, 2013
From CBS 3 reporter Cleve Bryan: