‘The Perfect Storm,’ what it really was, and the real source of that phrase

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We were saddened to read about the sinking of the Tamaroa, the ship involved in a daring rescue during the Halloween Storm of 1991, the so-called... Read more

Why tornado destruction will get only worse, regardless of climate change

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The nation has experienced a stunning increase in federal disaster declarations for tornadoes in the 21st Century. In the 30 years from 1953... Read more

Drought’s Waterloo? Strong storms, heavy rain due

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At mid-month, Pennsylvania’s drought task force is scheduled to meet to talk about the region’s ongoing drought watch, which seems... Read more

Warmest April on record in Philadelphia … more or less

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Weather might be the only enterprise on earth that generates more statistics than Major League baseball, and the nation is fortunate to have... Read more

Summer forecast sees rains dousing early heat

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June might bring more than its share of dreariness, says AccuWeather, but that would by no means be all bad for those who aren’t big... Read more

On this date 50 years ago, latest measurable snow on record fell in Philly

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In observance of Buddha’s birthday, which would be honored the following month, the Viet Cong declared a 48-hour ceasefire in the Vietnam... Read more

April flirts with record as June is about to supplant gloom

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Earlier in the week it appeared that the temperature might make a run at 90 on Sunday, but that’s off the table since one of those backward... Read more

Snow: The final answer to the overwhelming ‘how much’ question

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Some surprises, but generally areas to the north and west did more shoveling. We often hear from readers who ask why in the living hay is... Read more