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Tropical traffic stays brisk; Lee and Maria could be next
Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 4:26 PM
The records for named tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin probably are safe, but the 2017 season still has 2 1/2 months to...
Severe thunderstorm, reported 70 mph wind, arrived on short notice
Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 4:32 PM
The powerful thunderstorm that roared through the region Wednesday with little notice evidently did more damage in the immediate Phladelphia...
On Agnes' anniversary, recalling a rain of terror
Thu, Jun 22, 2017, 8:00 AM
At 8 a.m. on this date 45 years ago, the center of erstwhile Hurricane Agnes – and it never got beyond a Category 1 – was off the...
Two tornadoes spawned by Monday’s storms, weather service says
Tue, Jun 20, 2017, 6:06 PM
Just before a strong front plowed through the Philadelphia region Monday, a tornado touched down in a wooded area about 15 miles northwest...
Cindy could set off ‘life threatening’ floods in Gulf region, hurricane center says
Tue, Jun 20, 2017, 5:23 PM
Whatever else it bodes for the next four months, with the formation of Cindy on Tuesday afternoon, the 2017 tropical storm season in the Atlantic...
Bret, second tropical storm of season, aims for Trinidad; Cindy brewing
Mon, Jun 19, 2017, 5:35 PM
On average the Atlantic Basin doesn’t experience three named tropical storms, those with winds of at least 39 mph, until July 5. But...
Flood advisory in effect as severe weather crosses Philly region
Mon, Jun 19, 2017, 2:18 PM
Just in time for the peak homeward commute, a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the immediate Philadelphia area. Peak winds could...
Hurricane Center sees 2 potential tropical storms by early next week
Fri, Jun 16, 2017, 11:58 AM
It was on June 16, 1972, that a disturbance in the northwestern Caribbean became Tropical Storm Agnes, which went on to become one of the deadliest...
Anthony R. Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for
for 26 years.