Friday, March 8, 2013
Old Man Winter got you down? According to the National Weather Service there is no need to worry: a change is in the forecast for this weekend.
Had enough of the winter weather? Don't despair —the National Weather Service says the skies above Warminster will be clear by Saturday. Here's a look at the NWS's weekend forecast for Warminster:
Friday, February 1, 2013
With the recent cold snap, the prospect of Punxsutawney Phil predicting six more weeks of winter on Feb. 2 is especially daunting.
Groundhog Day is on Saturday, Feb. 2 and the recent Arctic temperatures are giving the day a bit more resonance than usual. On Groundhog Day, the groundhog comes out of its burrow and checks for his shadow to determine how soon spring will arrive. According to the myth, if a groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter; if he does not, spring is right around the corner. Last year, Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter while Staten Island Chuck called for an early spring. Groundhog Day and other similar legends are based on the beliefs of Europeans, but the true origins of the holiday are lost in time. The day originated from the Germans, Scots and early Christian Europeans. Groundhog Day …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The coming week's weather looks milder around the region. Seasonably cold weather may return by the end of the month.
Monday, January 7
January hasn't really started on that cold of a note. Temperatures so far this month are running near average as our "cold snap" has been really full of typical January type weather. That pattern will relax as we work through the course of the coming week, with typical January weather thawing out as the week progresses. The nation will be pretty mild overall for much of the week, only cooling down late this week in the Pacific Northwest as a push of cold comes in from Canada. However, our region starts near normal on temperatures and will warm progressively each day, pushing 50 on Wednesday and then probably 50 again by Friday if not Saturday. Thursday may be a notch cooler if only because of the prospect of additional clouds around the …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Naming winter storms isn't some fancy new idea...but is it the right idea? Phillyweather.net's Tom Thunstrom talks about naming storms and just who should be doing the naming.
Last Tuesday's news by The Weather Channel (TWC) announcing their intention to name winter storms across the US this coming winter came with varied amounts of criticism from the meteorological community, partly due to TWC's criteria (secretive but part of it is subjective) and partly due to the lack of coordination within the meteorological community overall. The idea of naming winter storms isn't new. NBC 10 tried it fifteen or so years ago and was ridiculed for it, quickly putting the kibosh on the idea. Naming winter storms is commonplace in Europe and has been done for decades, but winter storms there are generally more similar to those that impact our west coast in that they have a lot of wind associated with them. Lake effect …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The Brunette Lucy discovers that regardless of what fairytale classics like Cinderella would have you believe, mice and humans can not co-exist.
Even though I enjoy summer, I’m a cold weather fan. By September, I’ve had about enough of high heat and humidity. When fall comes around, I usher it in with unmitigated glee. Of course, like everything in life, nothing is perfect. As I prepare my house for the winter months, little field mice are packing their bags as well, in search of their winter home. My house, apparently, has a neon “Holiday Inn” sign with a perpetual flashing vacancy sign, beckoning mice from all over the town. I know this is going to sound weird, but I’m torn about having them in my house. They carry diseases, get into our food, and leave disgusting mice poop in their wake. But like most moms, I read the children countless stories about adorable miniature mice …