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Photos: Flooding in Philadelphia in Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

On Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, flooding and tornados swept through and near the Philly region as a result of Hurricane Ida. The significant […]

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Here Comes the Snow! Philly Area Prepares for First Big Snowfall in a Really Long Time

Out near Pottstown today, a Philly Mag staffer reported “big wet snowflakes on the western front.” Cue celebrations among the snow-philic and assumption of blanket-wrapped […]

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End of an Era: Hurricane Schwartz Abandons Long-Range Winter Forecasts After 23 Years

Every November, 6 ABC’s Cecily Tynan and NBC 10’s Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz come out with their long-range Philadelphia winter weather forecasts. They purport to tell […]

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Cecily Tynan and Hurricane Schwartz Have Very Different Long-Range Winter Forecasts for Philly

It’s November, which means one thing and one thing only: Cecily Tynan of 6ABC and Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz over at NBC10 have released their annual […]

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This Record-Breaking October Heat Has Us All Confused

It’s going to be 93 degrees Fahrenheit in Philadelphia today. On October 2nd. During what’s supposed to be fall. This weather feels more apropos of […]

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Flash Flooding and Severe Storms Could Dampen Your Evening Commute

Roughy a week after storms and downpours left some evening commuters stranded last Wednesday, more flash flooding is headed to our area on Tuesday — and it could […]

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Philly’s Heat Warning System Saved 45 Lives Last Year

It’s fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot in Philly right now. The National Weather Service’s excessive heat warning — in effect through Sunday — might seem like an unnecessary precaution given […]

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Philadelphia Declares 2019’s First Heat Emergency

Get your cold compress ready, because it’s going to be hot for the rest of this week. Actually, it is going to be excessively hot according […]

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It Seems NOAA Wasn’t Kidding About Those Philly Flood Predictions

On Thursday, we told you about a disconcerting report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting that Philadelphia — and Shore towns like Atlantic City and […]

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Yes, We Really Have Been Getting More Tornado Watches and Warnings Lately

The dark storm clouds that rolled into the area on Thursday evening brought heavy, heavy rain to Philly. But the weather in the city wasn’t […]

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Tornado Warning Freaks Out Half of Philly, Ticks Off the Other Half

If you’re reading this, you survived the tornado warning that dropped on Philadelphia around 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning (the worst time for anything to […]

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The Snow Is Here, Philly: The Latest on Roads, Public Transit, and More

This post will be updated frequently throughout the day. Last update: 4 p.m. This morning, a beautiful white powder was falling upon the Philadelphia region. But forecasters […]

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Snowstorm Expected Wednesday Has Already Closed Philly Schools

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. Another week, another potential winter storm — and this one looks like it […]

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Yes, Philly Is Getting More Snow Monday Night (and Tuesday)

Enjoy waking up to the snow on Monday? Great — because we’re getting some more. Forecasters say another winter storm will hit on Monday evening […]

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What We Know About the Winter Storms Headed Our Way

Updated at 9 a.m. on 1/17/19. It’s winter storm season, Philly. Forecasters say we’re in for not one but two snow events later this week […]