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City Life

Philly’s New Snowplow App Is Live, So You Can See Exactly Which Streets Have Been Treated

With a significant snowstorm upon us, the city has finally debuted PlowPHL, a Philadelphia snowplow-tracking app that has been in development for more than two […]

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City Life

You Can Pry My Shoveled Parking Spot From My Cold Ungloved Hands

This week’s snowstorm — and I use the word “snowstorm” without any air quotes or sarcasm for what was actually an impressive system worthy of […]

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City Life

You’ll Soon Be Able to Track Philly’s Snowplows on Your Phone

Hooray! There’s actually a significant amount of snow in Philadelphia. This means my kids get a real live snow day. But it also means something […]

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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 […]

a photo of Hurricane Schwartz during his 2019 Philadelphia winter weather forecast on NBC 10
City Life

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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Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, 70-Degree Days: Is This the New Fall in Philly?

On Friday, April 26, 1872, there was weather in Philadelphia. Extreme, oppressive, 89-degrees-in-the-middle-of-spring weather. It drove the Philadelphia Inquirer to deliver a rather impassioned sermon […]

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6 ABC’s Adam Joseph on His Winter Prediction and Why He Hates Coffee

My name is … Adam Joseph. My dad wanted me to be Henry Jr., but my mother hated that name, so I was Adam. And […]

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City Life

Here’s When Pa. Will Reach Peak Fall Foliage This Year

The temperature is dropping and autumn is finally here. This year may still have a lot of unknowns in it, but one thing we can […]

wawa during the philly coronavirus crisis no longer offers self-serve coffee
City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: Big Changes at Wawa, Wolf Cracks Down, But, Hey, It’s Warm!

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Say Goodbye to Wawa as You Know It Wawa is, essentially, a basic human right in Philadelphia, Delco and […]

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City Life

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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Philly Could See Record Low Temperatures This Week — and Maybe a Dash of Snow

If you were to step outside right now, on Monday afternoon, you’d find yourself in the balmy embrace of fall. Temperatures in the mid-60s, the […]

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City Life

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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City Life

New Snow Day Law Makes It Official: Pennsylvania Hates Happiness

It’s summer. For a few blissful weeks, children are free to romp happily, chase the ubiquitous music of ice cream trucks, devour cup after cup of cherry water […]

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City Life

What to Know as Philly’s First Heat Wave of the Summer Starts to Sizzle

It’s beginning to feel like a Philly summer. The first heat wave of the season is underway, with Thursday bringing day two of 90-plus degree temperatures. […]

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City Life

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 […]