<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - News as Seen On]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:19:21 -0500 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:19:21 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Manna 'Pie in the Sky' Fundraiser]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:24:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012799327_1200x675_569205827618.jpg With Thanksgiving around the corner, Sue Daugherty talks with NBC10's Vai Sikahema about Manna's 19th annual "Pie In The Sky" fundraiser.]]> <![CDATA[Download Our New Android App]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:20:17 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/verve-philly.jpg

If you’re an Android loyalist, we’ve got just the app for you.

Our NBC10 Philadelphia Android app has been completely redesigned, providing a new look and feel as well as improvements to both performance and usability.

If you’ve never downloaded our Android app before (or if you did in the past but decided it wasn’t for you), it’s time to give it a shot. Click here to download it from the Google Play store.

Here is a rundown of some of the changes -- both big and small -- that we’ve made to the Android app to enhance your experience.

Overall App Redesign

We’ve given the app a complete overhaul, highlighted by a sleek, new design to make it easier to find the breaking local news and weather coverage you care about. There is an increased focus on breaking news, weather and video -- both live streaming and on-demand clips.

Multiple articles and videos now can appear in the expandable alert bar. Look for the red arrow when breaking news happens. We’ve also upgraded our video player, so you can play video and scroll through an article at the same time, or rotate your device to watch the full-screen video.

Weather Section Improvements

To enhance your weather experience on the app even more, we’ve totally redesigned that section, as well, making it interactive and informative. You will find both a quick glance at your day ahead and more in-depth data to help you plan your weekend and beyond.

Customize Your Start Screen

Weather fans rejoice! You can customize the start screen of our app to highlight news OR weather when you open it. If weather information is crucial for you and your family, we want you to see it immediately on the app to make your life easier.

If you’re more interested in local and national news, you can continue to see that first when the app opens if you want. 

To make a change, tap on the main nav icon in the upper left and then tap on “Set Your Start Screen” to choose between "Top Stories" and "Weather."

New Interactive Radar

An improved interactive radar is front and center on the weather section. We’ve improved the performance of the radar, giving you more control when tracking storms in your area. Add additional layers for an enhanced experience.

Severe Weather Notifications

And our new severe weather notification system allows you to receive timely push alerts for multiple locations, whether it be your home, workplace or your even your children’s school.

To turn on notifications, go to the weather section of the app and tap on the city name at the top of the page. You will see an “Alerts” toggle on the right side for each city you enter (you can search to add more cities). Tap on the “Preferences” tab to view all of the different types of alerts you can receive.

Download Now

We’ve spent a lot of time improving all aspects of our Android app, and we hope you’ll make it your go-to app for local breaking news and severe weather.

All of these enhancements also can be found in our iOS app. Click here to download any version of our app that works on your mobile device.

If you have any questions or concerned, feel free to view our FAQ or send an email by clicking here

<![CDATA[Looking Out for kids: Vision Care for Children Who Need It]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:36:18 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012725166_1200x675_565481027533.jpg Salus University's Michael Mittelman talks about the school's vision outreach program that brings eye care to less-privleged children. Find out more about the program]]> <![CDATA['I Should Not Be a Target' Play to Unity Delaware Youth]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:07:22 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012724351_1200x675_565414467926.jpg Rob Moore, president of 'The Chance Foundation,' located in Wilmington, Delaware sits down with NBC10's Vai Sikahema to talk about the mission of his organization and an upcoming play focusing on unity among young people.]]> <![CDATA[How Much Snow? Hurricane's Winter Forecast]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:23:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/Glenn+Hurricane+Schwatz+Winter+Forecast.JPG

What is in store for this winter? NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz issues his 19th Annual Long-Range Winter Forecast.

About Last Winter
After having been blasted the previous winter by our 2nd snowiest ever recorded, last winter didn’t seem like much. But we did have above average snowfall (27”, as opposed to the 22” average). And we came VERY close to having a lot more. Places as close as Allentown got 50.1” (16” above average), New York City got a whopping 60”, and Boston smashed records with an amazing 110”! Take a look at a U.S. map and see just how close Allentown and NYC are to Philadelphia. Now I don’t feel so bad about predicting 40”+ for us.

As for temperatures, my forecast was right on target: I predicted a cold winter, with temperatures averaging 3 degrees below “normal”. The actual: 3.2 degrees below “normal” (December through March). The prediction was for it to be colder than the previous, super-snowy winter, and the coldest in more than 10 years. It was.

The Super-Strong, Near Record El Nino
No winter forecast can be made this year without starting with El Niño. The near-record warm waters in the Tropical Pacific cover thousands of miles, and there are tremendous amounts of heat and moisture piling up in that part of the world. The strongest El Nino’s in the past have had big influences on our winter. Here’s a comparison of the record 1997-98 El Nino with the current one:



The El Nino Influence on Our Winter
The 1997-98 El Nino brought what seemed to be an obvious connection with our winter. So much warm air flooded the country that all the storms we got were rain. We had less than 1 inch of snow that entire winter! Could that happen again? Some meteorologists have already predicted that. Not me.

The other strong El Niño in recent history was 1982-83. When we look back at snow totals, Philadelphia had 35.9 inches that winter. That’s a lot. But a closer look shows that most of that snow fell in ONE storm-the Blizzard of February 11, 1983, when 21.3 inches fell. At the time, it was the biggest snowstorm in our recorded history. We also had a 6.8 inches snow in December. More than one inch of snow only fell on FOUR days that winter! So, maybe it wasn’t that different overall from 1997-98.

BOTTOM LINE Effect on Our Winter: wet & stormy/fewer days with snow

Other Influences in the Pacific...

The Blob” & PDO
That’s actually what a lot of people (including some meteorologists) have been calling the very large area of extra-warm water off the Pacific coast from Mexico up to Alaska, and westward almost to the Central Pacific. And, remember, the Pacific is huge! So, we’re talking about what has to be another major influence on U.S. weather patterns. After all, weather generally travels from west to east. How could it not be important?

But is this something new? I’ve seen a number of stories suggesting that something weird is going on there. It just seems to me to be part of the natural oscillation known as the PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation). It’s just an extreme version, with extra-warm water over huge areas of the Eastern Pacific outside the tropics. Now we’re talking about unusually warm water from South America to Alaska.

It’s possible “The Blob” could be strengthened by the persistent high pressure over the U.S. West Coast. We’re talking about a “chicken and egg” thing, here. Did the High cause “The Blob” or did “The Blob” cause the High? In either event, it’s there. And what that High (surface and aloft) has done is force warm air from the Pacific way up into Canada, and then leading to a big dip in the Jetstream from Canada to the U.S. East Coast. This brings cold air our way-but not too cold. After all, Canada is likely to be MUCH warmer than normal in patterns like this.

BOTTOM LINE Effect on Our Winter: Helps Cold & Precipitation

Snow From Across the World
It may not seem logical, but the area of snow halfway around the world…in Eurasia in October is related to how much snow we’ll see here in the winter. We always like to see indicators of winter that show up this early (and there are other correlations that happen in the summer). Just because “A” seems to cause “B”, that doesn’t make it so. It could just be a big coincidence. Imagine if Eagles victories could be correlated with winter snow. That doesn’t mean anything, even if it worked all the time.

In this case, scientists have found physical reasons why a large early-season snow cover in places like Mongolia can help change weather patterns that become more favorable for snow in the Eastern U.S. Remember, there are no borders in the atmosphere. It’s all related in some way. The snow cover this October has been way above average.

BOTTOM LINE Effect on Our Winter: Favors More Snow

The Wild Cards: The AO & NAO
We say the same thing every year, and we have to keep saying it because it’s true. What goes on in the Arctic and North Atlantic is important in creating weather patterns that influence our winter weather.

The NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) has been in our vocabulary the longest. It is clearly related to the chance of Nor’easters, and helps bring down enough cold air to make them snowy in the winter. If the NAO is negative, High pressure near Greenland creates a blocking pattern that allows storms to develop along the U.S. East Coast. It can also cause them to move more slowly than typical storms and help intensify them. Many of our biggest snowstorms have occurred while the NAO was negative.

If the NAO isn’t negative, perhaps the AO is. That’s when High pressure builds in the Arctic. It helps force cold air down from Northern Canada into the U.S., allowing it to be cold enough for snow. It happened over and over again in our record 78-plus inches winter of 2009-10.

A lot of research has been done on the NAO and then the AO over the past decade. It has been notoriously hard to predict them months in advance, but some recent progress has been made. Some meteorologists have correlated things like air pressure in the North Pacific and ocean temperatures in parts of the Atlantic to winter AO and/or NAO values. This year, the “predictors” suggest a negative AO and NAO overall.

BOTTOM LINE Effect on Our Winter: Colder & Snowier

Computer models are really good at predicting weather a week in advance. They’re decent overall up to two weeks out. But they have shown no real skill in seasonal forecasting. So we have to use an old-fashioned forecast method called “analog” forecasting. We look back at years that had similar weather patterns, from the ocean surface all the way up to the stratosphere, and see what happened in those years.

The most important analogs this year are the strongest El Nino years, 1997-98, 1982-83, and 1957-58. Were there any similarities? Temperatures showed big differences, as did snow totals. The most obvious correlation was for wetter than average in January, February, and March. The strong El Nino’s help enhance the subtropical Jetstream (yes, there’s more than one), which then leads to more frequent and stronger storms. OK, so we know that much: a lot of precipitation. Other factors favor that as well.

How about snow? The ’97-’98 winter had less than one inch of snow in Philadelphia, while in ’82-‘83 we had 35.9”, and in ’57-’58 we had 41.8”. As I mentioned earlier, ’82-’83 had the majority of the snow in ONE STORM-the Blizzard of Feb. 1983. There were actually very few snow days. The biggest storm in the ’57-’58 winter actually occurred in March. All of those winters had very little snow in January.

THE FORECAST (well, that took long enough to get to!)

Based on the near-record El Nino, an overall negative AO/NAO combination, and large amount of October snow in Eurasia, I have to think that we’ll see:

  • A wet winter (especially Feb/Mar)
  • Few snow days
  • Most of the snow in 2-3 storms
  • Biggest snow in February
  • Below average snow in January
  • Some record high temperatures
  • Snow melts quickly-until February

Photo Credit: NBC10
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<![CDATA[Church Hosts Community Meal for All]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:45:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Thanksgiving+Turkeys.JPG The Presbyterian Church in Woodbury, New Jersey is hosting a community meal in honor of Thanksgiving.

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Inquirer, Daily News Want You to Bang Your Head to Fight Brain Tumors]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:36:18 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012710402_1200x675_564517443882.jpg Gar Joseph, assistant managing editor at the Philadelphia Daily News, is battling a brain tumor. To raise awareness and money, Daily News columnist Helen Urbinas and some colleagues put together an air guitar viral video.]]> <![CDATA[#UhOh, Is There an Umbrella Thief at NBC10?]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 07:36:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012705981_1200x675_564222019719.jpg NBC10's Chris Cato says that any time he needs an umbrella, his seems to be gone.]]> <![CDATA['Get Your Head Out of Your Apps' Sign Controversy]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:20:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Get+Your+Head+Out+Apps.JPG Some motorists are complaining about a sign the Utah Department of Transportation has posted about cell phone use. NBc10's Tracy Davidson and Vai Sikahema carefully bring you the story.

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<![CDATA[Achoo! Did Chris Cato's Cologne Make Tracy Davidson Sneeze on Live TV?]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:26:17 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/193*120/Chris+Cato+Tracy+Davidson+Sneeze.JPG NBC10's Tracy Davidson, possibly overwhelmed by the smell of co-anchor Chris Cato's cologne, sneezed in the middle of the morning news Friday.

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Download Our New Android App]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:01:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/verve-philly.jpg

If you're seeing this article, it means you still have an old, unsupported version our Android app. To continue to receive the latest breaking news, live video and severe weather coverage, please upgrade to the latest version of the app (requires Android 4.0 or higher).

To upgrade, simply click here on your Android device to open the app in the Google Play Store, then tap upgrade. Or, go to the Play Store and search for "NBC Philadelphia."

After upgrading, you'll be able to take advantage of the exciting new features of the app:

  • A sleek new design to make it easier to find the breaking local news and weather coverage you care about.
  • Want more breaking news? Now multiple articles and videos can appear in the expandable alert bar. Look for the red arrow when breaking news happens.
  • Are you a serious weather watcher? You can now customize your app start screen to load our new weather section first.
  • The beautiful new weather section is interactive and informative, providing both a quick glance at your day ahead and more in-depth data to help you plan your weekend and beyond.
  • An improved interactive radar gives you more control when tracking storms in your area. Add additional layers for an enhanced experience.
  • Our new severe weather notification system allows you to receive timely push alerts for multiple locations, whether it be your home, workplace or even your children's school.
  • A new way to watch video. Play video and scroll through an article at the same time, or rotate the phone to watch the full-screen video.

<![CDATA[ROAR For Good: Empowering Women, Reducing Assaults]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:11:40 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/185*120/Interview1.JPG Interview with Yasmine Mustafa and Anthony Gold, co-founders of “Roar For Good.” It is a device designed to help protect women against assault.]]> <![CDATA[Talented Young Musicians Mark 70th Anniversary of U.N.]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:11:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012473140_1200x675_550229059622.jpg This week is the United Nation's 70th birthday, and the Harmony for Peace Foundation and Peabody Youth Orchestra will mark the occasion. Tomoko Torii and Sein An are here to tell you what to expect.]]> <![CDATA[Got What It Takes to Rappel Down Philly Skyscraper?]]> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:36:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Mayor+Nutter+Michael+Nutter+Rappel.JPG target="_blank">Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s 2015 Building Adventure is allowing people to rappel down the side of an office building in Logan Square.

Photo Credit: NBC10.com]]>
<![CDATA[NBC10 and Telemundo 62 at the Adventure Aquarium]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:17:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012381971_1200x675_545830467591.jpg Telemundo 62 reporter Iris Delgado and Deanna Sabec of the Adventure Aquarium are excited for the Dia Del Nino celebration along the Camden Waterfront.]]> <![CDATA[WURD Promises to Promote Health in the Community]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:15:54 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012382029_1200x675_545828931955.jpg WURD General Manager Sara Lomax-Reese considers community health an utmost priority.]]> <![CDATA[Walk For Freedom Sheds Light on Human Traffiking]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:31:59 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012367944_1200x675_545053763915.jpg In efforts to shed light on human trafficking, “The Hope Bag Mission” looks to educate the country on this international issue as it works to supports victims who have entered safe houses. Founder, Sharon Hackney-Robinson and and Associate Director Kelli Caldwell, sit down with NBC10's Keith Jones to talk about an upcoming event.]]> <![CDATA[Liberty USO Helping Military Families for 75 Years]]> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:44:06 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012353723_1200x675_544340547748.jpg NBC10's Chris Cato talks to Joe Brooks and Joe Witte from Liberty USO, which has been helping military personnel and their families in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, as well as overseas, for 75 years. Liberty USO is hosting their 74th Anniversary Gala Friday, Oct. 23 from 6-11 p.m. at the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown and NBC10's Vai Sikahema will be emceeing the event.]]> <![CDATA[Philly's Top Chefs Come Together For a Good Cause]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:16:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012338189_1200x675_543588931935.jpg Interview with Margaret Mccarvill, Executive Director of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society about "PHEAST,” an event where food lovers, growers and local chefs come together for a good cause.]]> <![CDATA[It's Time to Take a Seat for Charity]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:12:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012338116_1200x675_543584835690.jpg Kathleen Penney, IFDA chapter advisor for the "Take A Seat" exhibition, a fundraiser created by The International Furnishings and Design Association being held at The National Constitution Center, talks about the upcoming event.]]> <![CDATA[Monster Pets Adoption Event]]> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:22:49 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012303274_1200x675_542248515813.jpg Philadelphia SPCA will be at Fall In Love at Monster Pets adoption event from 12 to 3 p.m. at 1946 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard.]]> <![CDATA[High Schoolers Helping Other Teens Improve Public Speaking]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:47:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012292553_1200x675_541762115903.jpg Artists of Speech is a club giving young people an opportunity to improve their public speaking and NBC10's Vai Sikahema talks to the 14-year-old President and Founder Ishita Panwar and the club's Vice President Nirun Kumanresan about how they came up with the idea.]]> <![CDATA[Philly to Host 2nd Annual Forbes '30 Under 30' Summit]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 09:17:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012206431_1200x675_537961027950.jpg Philadelphia is set to host Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 Summit for the second year in a row. Taylor Culliver stopped by NBC10 to shed light on how the event spotlights some of the youngest and brightest game-changers.]]> <![CDATA['Cato' Needs a Home]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 09:14:25 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012206432_1200x675_537963587595.jpg In our committment to find homes for every animal in shelters, NBC10 works with local SPCAs to help "Clear the Shelters." Cato is in need of a loving home and is ready for a family.]]> <![CDATA[Former NFL Wide Receiver Roy Green Discusses His Experience With Sleep Apnea]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:25:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012197398_1200x675_537283651517.jpg Former NFL wide receiver Roy Green, Dr. Steve Charnitski and Dave Gergen discuss the causes and effects of sleep apnea.]]> <![CDATA[Pope’s Visit Helping Puppies Get Adopted]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 20:16:36 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000012014457_1200x675_528292419779.jpg In honor of Pope Francis’ visit, the Animal Care & Control Team (ACCT) is offering free and discounted dog and puppy adoptions as part of its "Pupstival."]]> <![CDATA[Runners Cross Finish Line for Community Development]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:56:18 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011765094_1200x675_516235331625.jpg An annual 10k wrapped up at 5th and Pine streets on Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Steve Harvey Teases New Season of Show]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:45:52 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NUP_156087_0043.jpg "The Steve Harvey Show" debuts its fourth season in two weeks. NBC10's Tracy Davidson spoke to the talk show host about what surprises he has in store for his viewers.

Photo Credit: Heidi Gutman/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Media Theatre Hosts 'Good Vibrations' Fundraiser]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:20:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011607440_1200x675_507678275967.jpg The Media Theatre will host a fundraiser play, 'Roger Ricker and Friends -- Good Vibrations' Wednesday - August 19 at 7:30pm to help benefit the Delaware County theatre.]]> <![CDATA[Warrior Run for a Great Cause]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:05:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011427383_1200x675_498199619648.jpg Family friends come together to support the Johnson family after a traumatic brain injury left their son Xavier disabled. Doug Bishop, a race organizer and family friend of the Johnson's sits down with Tracy Davidson to give details on Sellersville Warrior Run North 5K.]]> <![CDATA[New Book Illuminates History of TV in Philadelphia]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:19:14 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/WCAU+NBC10+Historical+Photo+Shull.JPG Former WCAU-TV news producer Bill Shull wrote "Philadelphia Television" about the local ties to the history of television.]]>