An unusual January severe weather system that started Tuesday afternoon continued to barrel its way east Wednesday, stretching from the Deep South to the Mid-Atlantic.
The severe threat includes many major cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, D.C., and southern New England could see 60 mph winds Wednesday night, forecasters said.
“The storms are pummeling the Atlanta metro right now,” noted The Weather Channel’s severe weather expert Dr. Greg Forbes around [...]
Both Amtrak and design students at UPenn proposed plan routing high-speed train under Long Island Sound
Plan would cost an estimated $151billion
Though trains have wavered in and out of fashion over the past few decades, a bold plan seeks to relieve train traffic on the ever-crowed Northeast Corridor by building a new route –under the Long Island Sound.
Bullet trains would race between Boston and Washington and pass under the Atlantic Ocean [...]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — You won’t need a calendar to mark the start of summer in the northeastern U.S.
The National Weather Service forecast potentially record-breaking hot temperatures just as the season officially begins Wednesday, the summer solstice and longest day of the year.
Readings are expected to approach or top 100 degrees Wednesday and Thursday in cities including Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Health officials warned residents to drink water, stay out [...]
Hurricane Irene promises chaos most urbanites have never seen
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — As Hurricane Irene barrels toward New York City and other large metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C., Boston and Philadelphia, residents who have never faced this kind of natural disaster need to be prepared for the dangerous high winds and possible flooding that such a storm — even if not at hurricane strength — can [...]
By KEVIN DOLAK and ENJOLI FRANCIS
July 21, 2011
The heat dome that is gripping much of the nation has 141 million people in more than two dozen states under heat advisories, while the toll in heat-related deaths stands at 22 — and there is no immediate end to the scorching temperatures in sight.
Heat indexes from 105 to 115 degrees are expected from the Midwest to the East [...]
Multiple tornadoes slammed Massachusetts, destroying buildings, flipping vehicles and leaving at least four people dead.
The Massachusetts twisters hit as unstable weather threatened the entire Northeast, bringing tornado watches to Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
The situation in western and central Massachusetts was so bad that Gov. Deval Patrick declared a statewide state of emergency, calling up 1,000 members of the National Guard.
Two of the four fatalities in [...]
Major late-season storm possible
East Coast storm develops and intensifies Thursday night through Friday. Weekly Planner maps
Computer weather models are depicting a possible major Northeast storm late this week.
Winter storm watches have been posted for parts of New Jersey | New York | Connecticut | Massachusetts | Vermont | New Hampshire | Maine
This storm would develop Thursday night off the North Carolina coast and intensify Friday near the Jersey and southern [...]