Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Spring may be right around the corner, but we don't have a snow-free forecast yet.
If you felt left out by the snow expected for Wednesday, then maybe Thursday will deliver. There is a chance of rain and snow before 8 p.m. Thursday, when precipitation is expected to switch to snow, according to the National Weather Service forecast. The chance of rain or snow is 50 percent and snow accumulation is expected to be less than half an inch, according to the NWS. The low for Thursday night is expected to be 29 degrees.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
As the storm approaches, know what you need to take care of your pets
The Federal Emergency Management Agency via its Ready.gov website has tips for pet owners to keep their pets safe in an emergency. The full list of FEMA tips is available here. Some key tips include identifiying hotels and motels that are pet-friendly if you have to leave your home. FEMA's tips to shelter your pet include: Some items you should have onhand in addition to food and any medication needed are: Print out the attached PDF above for your emergency kit.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
All SEPTA transportation will be suspended for Sandy.
The following information is provided by SEPTA. SEPTA will suspend all services effective at the end of Sunday's service schedule due to the expected arrival of severe weather from Sandy. The shutdown will start at approximately 12:30 a.m., at the conclusion of daily service schedules. The service suspension covers all modes of SEPTA travel, including Regional Rail, the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line, city and suburban bus and trolley routes, and the Norristown High Speed Line. CCT Paratransit service will be available for reserved dialysis patients only as long as safe operations are possible. SEPTA is advising customers to adjust their travel plans as soon as possible prior to the shutdown. Those who do not have to travel …
State and Federal officials say the slow moving "Frankenstorm" storm will cause problems over large part of Pennsylvania through Halloween.
State and federal officials Saturday night warned Pennsylvania residents to prepare for widespread flooding and power outages from Hurricane Sandy. The storm, which is expected to come ashore somewhere along the East Coast late Sunday into early Monday, is anticipated to affect 50-60 million people along the East Coast. States of emergency have been declared in Maryland, New York, Virginia, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Corbett declared the emergency Saturday night after forecasters predicted the storm will put Pennsylvania in the flood zone. Philadelphia Mayor Micheal Nutter declared a state of emergency for Philadelphia starting at 5 p.m. Sunday through 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Flooding, for now, is the main focus of forecasters …
Friday, August 26, 2011
The National Weather Service has upgraded its hurricane watch for the area to a warning.
The National Weather Service has upgraded the local severe weather alerts from watches to warnings as Hurricane Irene heads north. Philadelphia and Delaware County are under a hurricane warning and a Tropical Storm warning is in effect for Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties. A watch means that the weather condition is expected, but not imminent; while a warning means that the weather condition is imminent or occurring. Irene is now a category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. The National Weather Service is forecasting scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m. Friday and continuing through Saturday with tropical storm conditions possible starting Saturday night. Some storms could bring heavy rain and winds …
Heavy rain expected in our region, including Marple Newtown, beginning Saturday night and continuing through Sunday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hurricane watch and a Tropical Storm watch is in effect for Delaware, Chester, Montgomery Philadelphia and Bucks counties. A watch means that the weather condition is expected, but not imminent. The local weather forecast calls for tropical storm conditions possible, starting Saturday night, with storms and the possibility of heavy rainfall. The conditions could last through Sunday. Irene is still a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, according to the NWS. The core of the hurricane is expected to move north along the northwestern Bahamas Thursday night. Irene is getting larger, and the storm watches in the Carolinas have been upgraded to warnings. The National …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center projects Irene will pass well offshore of the east coast of central and north Florida Thursday night and early Friday.
Hurricane Irene is moving over the Bahamas and hurricane and tropical storm watches have been issued for part of the East Coast. Irene still threatens heavy rain and gusty winds for the Philadelphia area this weekend. The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center projects Irene will pass well offshore of the east coast of central and north Florida Thursday night and early Friday. Irene is expected to make landfall in coastal North Carolina on Saturday afternoon. Coastal North Carolina is now under a hurricane watch, which means hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours. That hurricane watch extends from Surf City north to the Virginia border. Coastal South Carolina and part of coastal North Carolina are under a …