The National Weather service has issued a flash flood warning for the Philadelphia area as of 7:17 p.m., as thousands have descended upon the city for the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
When the warning was issued, two inches of rain had already fallen in and around the city. The warning is in effect until 11:15 p.m. In addition to Philadelphia, the warning is in place for parts of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania and parts of Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. Read more »
It’s going to be another scorcher today, Philadelphia.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Philadelphia and its surrounding counties that remains in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. Temperatures will be in the mid 90s, the heat index will approach 100, and it’s going to humid. Read more »
Yes, it’s been unseasonably warm lately — heck, it’s been unseasonably warm all winter — but don’t say Nature doesn’t have a sense of humor: Spring starts Sunday, and it could see the arrival of one last snow.
It’s still just a possibility, but Accuweather is forecasting a cold, wet weekend: “As the storm begins to turn the corner on Sunday, a cold rain will fall in southern and eastern areas of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. The rain could change to wet snow in part of this area,” the service says, and adds: “The potential wet snow area will graze the swath from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City.” Read more »
“Our numbers so far show that municipal, county and state agencies spent more than $55 million to respond to this storm,” Wolf said in a release. “In many places, it wiped out an entire year’s budget for snow response and removal, and winter isn’t over yet.” Read more »
While we didn’t see much snow in Philly last night or today (city officials even resumed trash service), we may not be in the clear just yet. As of 4:30 p.m., the National Weather Service was predicting 3 to 4 inches of snow in Philadelphia and anywhere from 4 to 8 inches in parts of the surrounding counties with bigger accumulations forecast in the western suburbs. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks counties. A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 a.m. in Delaware and Chester counties.
While the flurries intensify over the city and the suburbs, the coast is dealing with flooding. Read more »
A few weekends ago, thick blankets of snow brought Philly to a screeching halt. It shut down schools and transportation, and forced most people to stay inside. But local video producer Cory J. Poppset out to capture the city’s beauty, and how Philadelphians interacted with it as the flakes fluttered down.
“What I wanted to show was the bright side of Philly’s winter weather, what Philadelphians were doing when the snow was still falling, and how they were enjoying it,” Popp told Philly Mag. “I was surprised, but there were actually a ton of people outside despite the weather warnings, and everyone I saw was having a blast, which is really evident in the video.” Read more »