Meteor watching? Spoiler alert

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Meteor showers can be celestial magic, and what are typically the most-active showers of the year, the Perseids, are about to peak. Unfortunately... Read more

Full-steam ahead: Records could fall this week

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On the first day on what is expected to be a five-day heat wave, the official temperature in Philadelphia hit 90 for the 26th time this season;... Read more

Philly stronger than the heat? Few heat deaths so far

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The summer of 2016 has been a puzzling one in Philadelphia, but in quite a positive sense. Yet another heat wave is brewing, and the National... Read more

Earl, tropical storm No. 5, forms in Caribbean

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It happened about a month ahead of schedule, but a disturbance in the Caribbean earned a name Tuesday, becoming this year’s fifth tropical... Read more

July among warmest on record, and, oh, those nights

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Last month was the eighth-warmest July in Philadelphia in official records dating to 1874. And in a pattern evident in recent summers, something... Read more

Deadly deluge in perspective

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Those incredibly heavy rains. blamed for at least two deaths in Maryland, constituted a 1 in 1,000-year event, according to the National Oceanic... Read more

Hurricane season: Tropics showing signs of life

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Perhaps it did not want to distract attention from the national political conventions, but after getting off to a record fast start, the Atlantic... Read more

Rain Redux: Flood watch in effect

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With the atmosphere about to become engorged with moisture, the National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for the entire region... Read more