‘Historic’ Saharan dust fills the air from Africa to the United States. But it does have a plus side.

The dust could make it as far west as southern Illinois, an expert says. In the meantime, it will have a dampening effect on hurricanes.

Another round of downpours for Philly area, and shower chances to persist through Thursday

Central Gloucester County was pounded with better than three inches of rain. On solstice day, the atmosphere is in summer mode.

Another round of downpours for Philly area, and shower chances to persist through Thursday

Central Gloucester County was pounded with better than three inches of rain. On solstice day, the atmosphere is in summer mode.

With summer forecasts calling for dangerous heat, pandemic is clouding Philly’s response plans

On solstice day, the start of the astronomical summer, Philadelphia still is trying to figure out how best to keep people safe in heat waves in the era of coronavirus.

With summer forecasts calling for dangerous heat, pandemic is clouding Philly’s response plans

On solstice day, the start of the astronomical summer, Philadelphia still is trying to figure out how best to keep people safe in heat waves in the era of coronavirus.

Berry and peach harvests in New Jersey and Pennsylvania chilled by spring freezes

Before the freezes hit, peach growth had been three to four weeks ahead of schedule. The freezes also delayed strawberry yields.

Berry and peach harvests in New Jersey and Pennsylvania chilled by spring freezes

Before the freezes hit, peach growth had been three to four weeks ahead of schedule. The freezes also delayed strawberry yields.
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Derecho, storm aftermath: With 850,000 outages, tens of thousands in the Philly area had a long, hot wait for power

As of early Sunday over 16,500 utility customers still were without power. The lengthy outages coincided with the steamiest days of the year.

‘Derecho,’ calm, and supercell thunderstorms a 'rare’ and deadly combination for Philly region

Four deaths in the region were attributed to the derecho; the highest number of derecho-related fatalities around here in the period of record dating to 1950. In all Wednesday, 563,000 lost power.

Flood threat ebbs, but more than 55,000 still without power after deadly derecho and ‘rare’ day of storms

In all, 563,000 PECO customers lost power in storms this week. The big concern Friday was flooding from stalled thunderstorms.

Thursday has a chance of damaging storms; Wednesday’s brought deaths, but no tornado in Philly region

On Thursday, the Philadelphia region can expect a chance of thunderstorms with damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and a possibility of hail, in the late afternoon to evening.

Afternoon storm produces derecho and kills at least 3 in suburbs

The National Weather Service defines a derecho as a long-lasting thunderstorm with wind damage extending more than 240 miles and gusts of at least 58 mph along most of the storm’s path.

Forecasters see blistering summer despite cool start. But about those spring outlooks ...

Forecasts suggest one of the warmer summers on record, but it was a tough spring for the meteorologists.

A tornado outbreak killed 64 people in Pennsylvania 35 years ago. We still know terrifyingly little about the storms.

For a horrifying day, a tornado alley cut through Pennsylvania. Decades later, despite remarkable technological advances, they still guard their secrets.

How to stay cool without air conditioning in Philly

Staying cool this summer will be especially tough, since many regular places to go for free AC may not be open or as accessible as normal.

Short-lived Bertha the second named storm of a hurricane season that hasn’t even started yet

Flash flood watches and advisories were up from the Carolinas' Atlantic Coast to the West Virginia-Ohio border.

Officials hoping to keep crowds off Shore beaches are getting help — from the Atlantic

Ocean temperatures are several degrees below normal, and some of that chill is coming inland.

‘Mr. Tornado,’ in one of history’s greatest detective feats, measured the immeasurable

"Ted" Fujita, who invented the ranking scale of tornadoes, is the subject of a PBS documentary airing Tuesday night.

Tidal flooding, gusts, expected at Shore as Arthur heads out to sea. And better keep watering grass

Minor to moderate flooding is possible at the Jersey Shore Tuesday night. Meanwhile, rainfall deficit is growing.

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