While we didn’t reach a record in Philadelphia, several others were toppled with ease this morning.
The deep freeze means that morning travel could be tricky. Slushy spots will re-freeze and untreated roads will remain slippery. Allow plenty of extra time as you head out the door Friday morning and remember to slow down and use caution.
The university says dining halls will remain open Wednesday and a 6 p.m. men’s basketball game is still on, but the library and fitness facilities are closed.
This is a long-duration system which has begun already, in the form of an icy mix snarling the evening commute on Tuesday before a changeover to rain Tuesday night into Wednesday.
The snow is beginning to wind down while the remainder of the day will be cloudy and temps will stay cold through the end of the week.
Philadelphia is now 9.2° below average for February – a number that is sure to fall even further by the end of the week – which puts it into the top 5 coldest Februaries of record. Except for a quick surge into the 30s on Wednesday, highs will remain in the 20s.
Another arctic cold front moved through the Delaware Valley this morning keeping afternoon temperatures holding in the teens and 20s.
Clouds (and even a morning flurry!) will give way to sunshine later today, and temperatures will again take an icy plunge.
We fell just shy of the record low temperature in Philadelphia, bottoming out a degree short at 2°, but new records have been reached in both Trenton and Wilmington.
Fire Department and Public Works crews have been answering non-stop calls this week for burst pipes as the Jersey Shore experiences wind chills far below zero degrees.
Twenty-six schools districts throughout Delaware have announced closings for Friday, February 20 due to the dangerously low temperatures and wind chills predicted.
Though a weekend storm waits in the wings, first we will have to deal with some potential record temperatures!
Highs on Thursday and Friday are unlikely to reach 20 degrees. Winds will once again be a factor, and it’ll be blustery both days.
3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, the cold snowy weather could be costing us more than we think.
A wind chill advisory remains in effect into Monday morning.