Flood watch until 11 p.m. Thursday, and watch out for those trees

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A potent and complex spring storm was forecast to wring out one to perhaps three inches of rain across the region Thursday, threatening flood-prone... Read more

Mud watch in effect, as workweek looks soggy, frisky

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As recently as Thursday, rainfall for the year was running about 2.5 inches, or a good 25 percent, below normal. The downpours that continued... Read more

April Fools'? Near-record rain, but "drought watch" remains for now

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The flood advisories have been taken down, and the final rain totals from Friday's end-of-March soaking generally varied from 1.5 to nearly... Read more

With drenching exit, March breaks a trend, accomplishes a rarity

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Through Tuesday, for the year Philadelphia was running about a 2.5-inch precipitation deficit, but that might well get wiped out by the time... Read more

Sneeze-o-Meter: Daily allergy report March 27-31

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Based on the sampling by Dr. Donald J. Dvorin at the Asthma Center, who is the official pollen counter for the National Allergy Board. THURSDAY: Trees:... Read more

Snow, sleet, rain help douse drought talk

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The snow amounts from last week's non-blizzard might have falllen way short of expectations. But those reluctantly disappearing white patches... Read more

In rare reversal, March is about to out-chill February; but check out 1890

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In the records dating to 1874, we found only a handful of occasions in which Philadelphia’s average temperature for March was lower than... Read more

After 8 years, a cloud gets its day in the sun

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The original photo of the dramatic and sinewy cloud formation was taken by Jane Wiggins of Waterloo, Iowa, and posted on the Cloud Appreciation... Read more