Weather

Officials say the wind is to blame for a partial building collapse at Fifth and Master streets in Kensington.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
February 25, 2019 - 2:27 pm
UPDATED: 5.15 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials say the wind is to blame for a partial building collapse at Fifth and Master streets in Kensington — as well as the aging building itself. Part of the roof and a wall are missing from the old garage and vacant building. For Chris Gillespie...
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spotted lanternfly.
Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
February 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The frigid, wet winter weather we've experienced so far this winter may have a positive benefit: a reduction in the spotted lanternfly population. Those colorful pests - which pose a danger to fruit trees, grape vines, hardwoods and ornamentals in several counties in...
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Washington and Baltimore to take the storm's brunt
CNN
February 20, 2019 - 6:46 am
By Judson Jones, CNN (CNN) -- A potent winter storm is poised to deliver a mixture of snow, sleet, freezing rain and possible flooding across much of the eastern United States through Thursday. More than 117 million people in the country, many from the Plains and Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic and...
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Code Blue
KYW Newsradio
Rachel Kurland
February 18, 2019 - 12:33 pm
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services has advised a Code Blue to go into effect Monday at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Tuesday. "Temperatures are expected to drop well below freezing," said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez in a press release. "...
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A rendering of PATCO's solar parking canopies
SunPower Corporation
Mike DeNardo
February 12, 2019 - 5:24 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Imagine starting your commute in the rain or snow — but you get to park your car under a cover. Not only is your car protected from the elements, but the solar canopy above it is generating energy. That's PATCO's plan at its four largest stations: Lindenwold, Ashland,...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
February 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Drivers of electric cars are being warned that the cold weather could cause you to need to charge up more frequently, and that could be dangerous. Jana Tidwell with AAA Mid-Atlantic says as more people are going greeen and driving electric cars, but driving on an...
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Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP, File
February 01, 2019 - 9:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide...
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Snow Roads
David Madden | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
January 31, 2019 - 4:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Why is the United States facing such a sudden, extreme cold snap? Stephen Strader, assistant professor of geography and the environment at Villanova University, says climate is influenced by jet streams. "The jet stream separates cold air to the north and warm air to...
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Dreamstime
Paul Kurtz
January 31, 2019 - 1:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When it gets this cold, nothing outside is safe — including traffic lights. Some intersections became clogged Thursday with traffic as confused drivers tried to make sense of lights stuck on red or green. Streets Department Deputy Commissioner Richard Montanez said...
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The School District of Philadelphia dismissed students early due to excessive heat.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
January 30, 2019 - 10:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is taking a special precaution to help keep students warm as they get ready to go to school in these subzero temperatures. Throughout Thursday morning, the district will use its Twitter profile and its homepage to keep parents and...
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