Every Spring the Earth passes through the debris of Halley’s Comet. The particles and dust of this comet collide with our atmosphere and we see them as meteors burning up in the night sky.
Severe weather outbreaks often occur during the Spring months and that is exactly what is happening right now. A potent storm system is ripping through the country spawning tornadoes from Oklahoma to Alabama.
Spring is officially here but Winter does not want to give up. Snow fell overnight in the Lehigh Valley & Poconos and accumulated up to 9 inches in Tobyhanna, 8 inches at Pocono Summit and 2.1 inches in Allentown. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6am Thursday for Carbon, Monroe and Northampton counties. Elsewhere, a chilly rain fell with temperatures that struggled to climb out of the 30s.
After a nice warm up yesterday, Philadelphia’s team MERCURY shot up to 76 today. This was the highest score for the team since October 28th of last year when they shot a total of 77.
The luck of the Irish was with us today as temperatures climbed into the mid 60s with lots of sunshine. In fact, today was one of the mildest St. Patrick’s Days in recorded history.
The calendar may read February but it feels more like May. Today’s high temperature of 66 degrees was the highest temperature, in Philadelphia, since November 14th of 2010.