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Braving Irene: What’s Open #OpenInPHL & What’s Closed #ClosedInPHL

So you want to know what bars and restaurants are open as we face down Hurricane Irene? We’ll be posting to this Twitter feed and […]

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Monitoring Hurricane Irene in Philadelphia

The Scoop wants you to stay safe during Irene’s rain of terror (see what we did there?) and there’s no better way to do that […]

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Sorry, Hot Weather In the Summer Isn’t News

Gary Kirkpatrick runs Ned’s Bar in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. If you stopped in for a cold one recently, Gary would have gladly given you the rundown […]

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“Frostpocalypse” Just Doesn’t Sound Quite As Awesome As “Snowpocalypse”

The National Weather Service has issued an “urgent” warning. There may be frost! The horror! [National Weather Service]

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The “W” Word

It was Tuesday. The day the blizzard was supposed to descend on the Philadelphia area. The TV weather people warned that it was going to […]

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Bemoaning Winter Weather

Ever notice how many negative catch-phrases are associated with “snow?” Snow job. Snow (cocaine.) Snow (static on the TV screen.) Snowbound. Snowstorm. Snow-blind. SNOW (Social […]

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Snow Emergency No Concern at Temple

Today, the city declared a snow emergency and SEPTA was forced to suspend service on all buses and trolleys and delay trains. But Temple University […]

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Snowmaggedon? Please.

I feel like all I’ve heard on the news this winter and last are nonstop reports of upcoming possible snowstorms that have been built up […]

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Philadelphia’s Weather Forecasters: Who Gets It Right?

John Bolaris almost made me wreck my car. I was listening to Howard Eskin on WIP. Like more and more people in Philadelphia, I only […]

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Politics and Mother Nature

The snow from the holiday blizzard has all but melted away, but the politics of snow remains. Two politicians who have been touted as presidential […]

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Do Humans Cause Global Warming? I Have No Idea

There is a story about the great Greek philosopher Socrates who went on a search for the wisest man. During a long journey visiting scholars, […]