We’re in for some wind, Philly.
OK, so it might not have snowed that much this morning, despite the fact that the city declared a snow emergency, mostly all school were cancelled and we all acted like we forgot what winter is.
The city is alive today. It hit 64 degrees. People are walking around in shorts — lots of people, not just the percentage of Philadelphians who wear shorts year-round.
Look at the above photo: Bright, sunny, happy. Tomorrow, it will all be covered in snow. Read more »
Punxsutawney Phil, a stupid groundhog who predicts the weather in a stupid annual tradition, saw his stupid shadow this morning. We’ll have six more weeks of stupid winter as a result.
Per media reports, the stupid groundhog “squealed” when he was pulled out of his burrow by a bunch of stupid guys in stupid top hats and stupid tuxedos. This all happened at Gobbler’s Knob, which is a stupid name for a place. Read more »
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Philadelphia area until 7 p.m. Monday night. Wind gusts are expected to be from 50 to 60 miles per hour.
The warning covers the entire counties of Delaware and Philadelphia, as well as Lower Bucks County and Eastern Chester and Montgomery counties. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour are also forecast. Read more »
The temperature has dropped. PennDOT is treating the roads. It’s true: We’re getting our first snowfall of the season.
This morning’s forecast from the Philadelphia/Mt. Holly office of the National Weather Service say models “indicate a band of heavier snowfall (2-3″) that develops late this evening near the Mason-Dixon line in SE PA/N Delmarva [peninsula] and expands northeastward into central NJ overnight.” Read more »
Classes began on Wednesday, but Philadelphia public school students are already getting a little time off — all district schools will dismiss early on Friday due to heat.
Temperatures are forecast to be 90-plus degrees for the third straight day, and most city schools do not have air conditioning. Nearby cities like Trenton and Reading have closed schools early this week as well. Read more »
Philadelphia’s fifth excessive heat wave of the summer claimed three lives this past weekend.
A 59-year-old man from North Philadelphia died yesterday, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Health told the Inquirer. A 67-year-old woman from Brewerytown and an 82-year-old woman from Port Richmond died on Saturday.
All three deaths were the cause of heat complications in addition to pre-existing health issues. Both deaths that occurred Saturday were related to heart disease, while Sunday’s death was also caused by diabetes, the newspaper reports. The names of the victims have not yet been released. Read more »