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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 […]

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The California Wildfires Are Bringing Haze to Philly

I had a feeling I wasn’t seeing things yesterday; Anyone else notice haze hanging over the city? Apparently it was a product of the massive, deadly wildfires […]

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Snowstorm Recap: Wandering Camel, Happy Gritty, Travel Woes

Thursday’s winter event took most of us by surprise: What started as a lovely, late-morning flurry developed into all hell breaking loose on the streets of […]

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Remnants of Florence to Bring Downpours to Philly Area on Tuesday

What’s left of deadly Hurricane Florence, a tropical depression as of 5 a.m. on Monday, will make its way to the Philadelphia area on Tuesday, […]

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The Rain Continues: Coastal Flood Warning in Effect for Jersey Shore

Bad news for those cursing the miserable weather this weekend: The rain isn’t letting up anytime soon. In fact, the forecast is particularly bad at the Jersey […]

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Philly Schools to Close Early Thursday Due to Heat

The School District of Philadelphia has extended this week’s heat-related early dismissals to Thursday. Public schools first announced on Monday that they would close at 1 p.m. […]

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Summer Isn’t Over Yet: Heat Advisory, Code Orange Issued for Philly Region

We may have been blessed with a few fall-like days recently, but it’s still August — evidently. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory […]