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Philadelphia Weather

(File photo.  Credit: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)

Be Temperate About Starting Your Garden Now, Horticulture Expert Advises

Sally McCabe, project manager for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s “Garden Tenders” program, says gardeners can begin putting in their cool season crops now.

04/11/2013

(John Jowanna gets a soft ice cream cone at the "Square Burger" concession stand in Franklin Square.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

As Philly Temperatures Soar, So Do Ice Cream and Water Ice Sales

It wasn’t too long ago that we were scraping ice off our windshields. Now, we’re eating it!

04/10/2013

(FIle photo, provided by PAL)

When It’s Too Hot Outside, PAL Moves Activities Indoors

On a typical summer day, hundreds of children take part in PAL-sponsored baseball, tennis, and golf programs. But not when temperatures are approaching 100 degrees.

06/21/2012

(A horse carriage loading zone along Independence Mall stands empty during the heat wave.  Credit: John McDevitt)

No Horse-Drawn Carriages On Philadelphia Streets During Heat Wave

When the temperature exceeds 91 degrees, there is a city ordinance that says the horses need to be off the streets.

06/21/2012

(Schoolkids board the bus home outside McCall Elementary School in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Excessive Heat Prompts Early Dismissal In Philadelphia School District

The excessive heat prompted the School District of Philadelphia to dismiss students early Tuesday.

05/29/2012

(Rachel Capistrano-Sorg, co-owner of More Than Just Ice Cream in center city Philadelphia, shows one of their many tempting ice cream flavors.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

As Philadelphia Temperatures Soar, So Do Ice Cream Sales

On a hot day, maybe ice cream sounds like just the ticket to cool off.  KYW’s John Ostapkovich has the scoop — or is that two scoops? By John Ostapkovich PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ice cream […]

05/29/2012

(Tyrone was among those enjoying Monday's extraordinarily warm and pleasant weather in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Center City Philadelphia Weather Beckons Lunch-Goers To Linger A While Longer

Monday was sunny and warm outside, with near-record temperatures, and people were finding any excuse they could to get out to enjoy their lunch hour out of doors.

04/16/2012

(Construction workers pause for lunch during Philadelphia's first heat wave of the 2011 season.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Outdoor Workforce Managing Amid Late-May Heat Wave

Those who have to be out in Philadelphia’s warmer weather today say this first hot spell of the season has been tolerable.

05/31/2011

(Ken Clark gets a workout of a different sort early Tuesday morning outside Old City Iron Works gym.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Another Blast of Snow Hits Delaware Valley

Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prognostication of less than three weeks ago, winter is still very much with us.

02/22/2011

(Swamp Road in Doylestown, about 7am.  Photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Old Man Winter Takes Another Potshot

Some Delaware Valley winters come and go with nary a flake of snow. Not this one.

01/21/2011

(Photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Digs Out — Again

The latest snowstorm was little surprise, though — forecasters were predicting 4-8 inches of snow, and that’s what we got.

01/12/2011