The National Weather Service has issued a relatively rare Code Orange weather alert for the Philadelphia area today. What that means is, written in the NWS’s preferred all-caps style:
ABC News reports: “Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to book earlier flights Tuesday to avoid a sprawling storm bearing down on the East Coast with a messy mix of snow, rain and wind that threatened to snarl one of the busiest travel days of the year and ground giant balloon versions of Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants in the Macy’s parade.”
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.
On Monday afternoon, I was doing some reporting in West Philadelphia when I noticed this pair of huge streaks stretched across the sky. And as soon as I posted about it, the conspiracy theories, practical explanations, silly observations and wild guesses started rolling in. Was this some secret government activity? Alien invaders? Something even worse? Read more »
On Friday, we decided to have a little fun with a poll asking you to vote for Philadelphia’s most reliable meteorologist. Well, it appears that many of you weren’t happy with our list of candidates, which included representatives of all of the major television stations in the city, as well as an honorary slot for John Bolaris, who is planning a major comeback. In the end, we received far more write-in votes than we did votes for any one individual listed on the poll. Read more »
United States Marines were sent to a post-disaster Philippines as the scope of Typhoon Haiyan’s destruction widened, with estimates of the storm killing 10,000 Filipinos and decimating the housing stock in central parts of the country.
You might see the first hints of winter tonight, or tomorrow morning, depending on how much of a night owl you are.
On Thursday night, 6 ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan unleashed her long range winter forecast for Philadelphia, continuing the ridiculous November tradition of TV weather people giving us their best guesses for how much snow we’ll be getting in February. Read more »