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How (And Why) Philly Forced 16 People Off the Streets During the Deep Freeze

During our recent cold spell, Philly experienced its longest stretch of consecutive “Code Blue” days in 13 years. The city declares a Code Blue emergency […]


PHOTOS: Philly Transformed Into a Giant Ice Rink Last Night

ICYMI – or in case you haven’t yet wiped out like the rest of us – Philly transformed into a giant ice skating rink last […]

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PHOTOS: We Can’t Get Enough of the Frozen Schuylkill River

It is very cold outside. In case you need any additional evidence of that (other than, you know, the fact that Philly looks like it’s currently inside a […]


Snow and Even Colder Temps Are Headed Philly’s Way

Philly’s deep freeze is far from over. In fact, it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say […]

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How to Survive Philly’s Epic Winter Freeze

You, like most of Philly right now, are probably dreaming of warmer days (or, at this point, just temperatures above freezing). Unfortunately, we’re in for […]

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Here’s How You Can Help Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria plunged the already-pummeled Puerto Rico into total darkness on Wednesday, knocking out the island’s power grid with category 4 winds up to 155 mph. […]


[UPDATE] Jose Now Predicted to Bypass Jersey Shore

Due to a production error, the original version of this post featured a graphic showing the track of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It has been […]

Philadelphia Summer Guide: Events, Outdoor Activities & Summer Festivals

Philly Issues Code Red During Excessive Heat Warning

You’re probably going to want to stay inside (and in air conditioning) as much as possible throughout the next two days. The city has issued […]

Philadelphia Summer Guide: Events, Outdoor Activities & Summer Festivals

Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Philly

If you haven’t already, seek AC stat: an excessive heat warning has been issued for Philly. The National Weather Service announced the warning at 11 a.m. […]

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Seek AC Stat: There’s a Code Orange Air Pollution Alert Today

The National Weather Service has issued a Code Orange weather alert for the Philadelphia area today. Basically, if you’re an old person, a child, or […]


It’s Code Orange for Air Quality in Philly Today

September can’t come soon enough. This August was Philly’s hottest August since 1874, according to the National Weather Service. And it’s ending today with a […]


The Philly Heat Wave Drinking Game

If you haven’t noticed, it’s hot. Really, really hot. And so, we bring you this guide to how to best get intoxicated on this brutally […]


Wind Chill Will Be “Dangerous to People and Pets” This Weekend

The National Weather Service is projecting temperatures in the single digits at sunrise on Sunday. Philadelphia, Burlington and Camden Counties are operating under a Code Blue as […]


Did Mayor Kenney Do a Good Job Handling the Blizzard?

As a candidate, Mayor Jim Kenney promised to ensure that “every neighborhood matters” in Philadelphia. His campaign motto was, in part, a not-so-subtle reference to his predecessor: Many politicos […]


Extreme Weather Means City Has to Get Homeless Off the Street, If They Can

With a potential blizzard looming, Philadelphia is currently in a Code Blue emergency. This means outreach teams will be working into the night to help transport […]