A new storm in Pennsylvania’s long, cold winter has added several inches of white to the green of St. Patrick’s Day and made the season the second-snowiest on record in Philadelphia.
The last weekend of winter brought a glimpse of spring for the first day and a definite return to the cold season by Sunday.
Potholes are caused by macadam freezing and thawing, then cracking. But Leslie McCarthy, assistant professor of engineering at Villanova University, says tests are underway on new materials which resist contraction.
This is a system that can’t decide whether it wants to be a winter or springtime event, a trait often found in the climatically transitional month of March. As a result, the Delaware Valley will get a taste of both seasons.
But the most noticeable impact from this storm will be the brutal blast of cold air that will race in behind the front.
They also say they’ve gotten calls about 35 disabled vehicles since the snow began early Monday morning.
Our latest winter storm is underway and this one is different from the others, in that it’s what we’re calling an “upside down” storm.
We continue to monitor a developing system for Sunday night and Monday that looks like one of our bigger winter storms of this stormy season.
You don’t have to do much math to know it’s bone-chilling, life-threatening, misery-making cold. But that’s no excuse for many people who have to press on and do their jobs whatever the weather conditions.
I think I am not alone when I say that we have had our fill of snow, black ice, traffic jams, dreary days and you know the rest. And now, Spring is just around the corner.
After a frigid Friday, temperatures rebound ever so slightly as we welcome in March this weekend, but we will also welcome yet another winter storm, our 15th of the season.
As we continue to move through winter, budget impacts on agencies like SEPTA are beginning to be felt and so far, it’s in the millions of dollars.
Reinforcing blasts of cold air will move through the area for the remainder of the month of February, dragging temperatures well below normal. It’s a fitting end to what has been a harsh winter month so far!
You won’t need the shovels this time around, but light snow is breaking out across parts of the region this morning.
Snow piles remain and anything you see on the ground now will be with us for some time, as much colder air plunges into the region from the arctic.