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The humidity will go up even more over the next couple of days, and Friday will be the worst. It'll feel more like Florida. That's also when showers and t'storms are most likely, as a front approaches the area.

Drier air will start moving in Saturday, and will be with us through Monday. Although temperatures will get to near 90, the humidity will be lower. Then storms and humidity return starting Tuesday.

Thu: Partly sunny. Chance of showers late. High 88

Fri: Rain and t'storms, some heavy. High 86

Sat: Becoming partly sunny and hot. High 90

Sun: Sunny. High 88

Mon: Sunny and hot. High 90

Tue: Mostly cloudy with chance of t'storms. High 90

Wed: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. High 88

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<![CDATA[The Safest Ways to Watch the Eclipse]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:38:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/The_Safest_Way_To_Watch_The_Eclipse.jpg

The safest way to watch the solar eclipse is with special glasses that will block the harmful rays. The glasses are selling out pretty fast. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal has more on where you can still get the glasses and how you can watch the eclipse without them.

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<![CDATA[Lightning Is Killing Fewer Americans Than Ever: Analysis]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:32:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/lightning29.jpg

Lightning is killing fewer Americans than ever, according to analysis from the Associated Press and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. In 2017, only 13 people have died after being struck by lightning.

<![CDATA[What Are the Models Saying About Harvey? ]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:26:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Euro-Wins-Again-Part-4.jpg What are the weather models saying about Harvey? NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz has the details. ]]> <![CDATA[Solar Eclipse from 35,000 Feet? Take This Philly Flight]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:41:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_42487954617_opt.jpg

Watching next week's Great American Eclipse from Terra firma is so pedestrian.

If you want an (almost) out of this world glimpse of the solar spectacle, you have to head into the sky.

And lucky for you, there an easy way to do it from Philadelphia.

American Airlines has a flight to Atlanta, Georgia that will be traveling directly through the path of totality — when the moon fully blocks out the sun — right around the same time the eclipse.

The total solar eclipse, when the moon passes in front of the sun covering its disk, will move from the northwest to southeast on Aug. 21 from Oregon to South Carolina.

AA flight 2079 is scheduled to depart Philadelphia International Airport at 12:59 p.m. on Aug. 21. The flight plan takes it on a southwesterly route through The Carolinas and into the main path of the eclipse. It's scheduled to arrive at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at 3:07 p.m., a few minutes after the eclipse's peak.

The jet, an Embraer ERJ-190, is a smaller commuter plane with 99 seats. As of Sunday morning, there were still five seats left on the flight: three in economy ($154 one-way) and two in first class ($284 one-way.)

If you're wondering what the eclipse will look like from a plane, check out this story from Space.com.

There's obviously no guarantee that you'll see a partial or total eclipse on the flight as there are a ton of factors at play like air speed and departure timing.

Those who prefer to stay on the ground in Philadelphia will still get to see about 75 percent of the eclipse. Remember should only look at the eclipse using special glasses or risk eye damage.

If you can't see the total eclipse this time around, mark your calendars for May 1, 2079. A total solar eclipse will begin in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and travel on a northern arc through New England.

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<![CDATA[Storms Bring Heavy Rain, Lightning to Parts of Region ]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:43:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/011016+rain+weather+generic.jpg

Another line of storms moved through our region Saturday leading to heavy rain, isolated flooding and possibly two house fires in Berks County.

Firefighters battled two separate house fires in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County. The owner of one of the homes told NBC10 a lightning strike caused the fire. No injuries were reported in either fire.

Isolated flooding was also reported in parts of Kent County, Delaware.

We’ll see dry conditions and plenty of sun Sunday while temperatures remain in the low to mid 80s. During the work week ahead, conditions will remain mostly dry. Chances of rain are low but possible Monday night into Tuesday. Then, sunshine takes over the region through Thursday.

Track the storms and get the latest weather updates from the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team.

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<![CDATA[Storms Leave Hundreds in New Orleans With Flooded Homes, Businesses]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:13:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-11+at+11.24.48+AM.png

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in New Orleans Thursday after heavy storms flooded homes and businesses across the city. Officials say the rate of rainfall in many neighborhoods was one of the highest recorded in recent history. Rain remains in the forecast for the region through the weekend.

<![CDATA[Glenn's Blog: State of the Climate - 2016]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:01:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/StateoftheClimate_2016_GlobalSurfaceTemps_map_597x336.jpg


When you put dozens of countries and hundreds of scientists together, the resulting report is likely to be a rather conservative one. Any scientists who argue for stronger language have to be mixed in with those extra careful or skeptical ones. If the average of all of that is still extreme, then I’d say we have a problem.

We have a problem.

But who can argue with statistics? Plenty of people, as it turns out. But it is getting harder and harder for them to be taken seriously. As evidence, I present you with some of the conclusions of this yearly massive study from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, published by the American Meteorological Society. Here is the full report, in case you want to read it.


It wasn’t a surprise, but 2016 was the warmest year on earth in 137 years of record keeping. The year it beat? Last year. Combining long-term warming with a strong El Nino for part of the year did the trick.

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That’s warm just about everywhere. The 2016 warmth is compared to the average from 1981-2010, which is the correct way to look at temperature trends. If scientists really wanted to show a lot of brown colors, they would have used an earlier period, such as 1951-1980. But that is not how we do it in the weather world. 


It’s not just the land that is heating up. The oceans, on average, have warmed the most along the U.S. East and West coasts, which is nice if you want to go for a swim. But it’s not nice if a hurricane is tracking northward from the Bahamas. A warmer ocean means it won’t weaken as fast as in the “good old days”, when the cooler ocean protected us better.

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The ocean temperatures have been going up steadily for at least the past 100 years, and, unfortunately, it’s been going up even faster this century than the longer term average (+2.92 degrees F vs. +1.8 from 1950-2016). That is 62% faster!

Warmer oceans also lead to more moisture, which can help make big storms bigger. That means more downpours in the warm seasons (so heavy rain records are no accident, and we can expect even heavier rains in the future).

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Sea level rises due to a combination of factors. First, warmer water expands. It’s called “thermal expansion” and it is basic physics. And second, that melting ice over land in places like Greenland adds to the sea level, too (the melting ice in the Arctic does not). The year 2016 was the 6th in a row that set a record for sea level.

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There is a lot of dark blue along and off the East Coast of the U.S. The added sea level sure doesn’t help us when we get a coastal flood threat. It won’t be too long before the National Weather Service will have Coastal Flood Advisories every time there’s a normal high tide. See my recent blog on how sea level rise affects our area”

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The “State of the Climate” report includes a great graphic that shows the impact of both thermal expansion and ice melt over land:

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We’ve already discussed how warmer oceans are associated with heavier rainfall. But when the land warms, the opposite tends to happen. Higher temperatures=more evaporation, which leads to even higher temperatures, and then more evaporation, etc. If you get enough evaporation, you’ve got a drought. And the world had more than a few in 2016.

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There is a lot of blue (very wet) and brown (very dry) on the above map. There are other reasons for some of these extremes, such as blocking patterns in the atmosphere and poor land use. But it’s getting to the point that it’s “abnormal to be normal” in the moisture department.


There really isn’t much controversy about any of the above information or graphics. Other issues are indeed being debated among climate scientists, such as the impact of climate change on severe storms, hurricanes, snowstorms, and wildfires. But we’re able to measure things like temperatures, rainfall, ice melt, and sea level. It’s not as exact a science as plotting the total solar eclipse, but it’s getting there.

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<![CDATA[Pa Car Wash's Sunflower Field Blooms, Attracts Thousands]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:13:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/please+wash+me+carwash+41.jpg ]]> @HURRICANENBC10]]> <![CDATA[Glenn's Blogs: Battle of the Weather Models: EURO vs. GFS]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 21:16:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Battle-of-the-Models-Part-2.jpg


By now, you’ve surely heard about the ongoing battle between the extended weather models, the GFS from the USA, and the EUROPEAN (from guess where?). There are many people who haven’t, but I doubt that they are reading this. As we’ve written before, there are technical reasons why the EURO is better overall.

The biggest EURO “victory” was their forecast for “Superstorm” Sandy in 2012. The EURO predicted the rare left turn at the same time the GFS predicted it going far out to sea. That’s when articles about the EURO superiority spread. Here’s one.

Scientific American had a good story on the model battle when the GFS suggested Hurricane Joaquin would hit the U.S., while the EURO suggested a miss.

Guess where Joaquin went? Yup, you’re right. Harmlessly out to sea.
Of course, the GFS wins sometimes. If it didn’t, why would we bother looking at it? I will say, though, that WAAAY too many U.S. forecasters put WAAAY too much faith in the GFS. I’ve seen this for the 20+ years that we’ve been able to see the EURO. The EURO doesn’t make it easy for us in the states. They charge huge amounts of money for access to all but the most basic of their products.


As a highly competitive person myself (just ask my wife about our ping-pong matches), I am drawn to competitions of all types. And, as a meteorologist for decades, comparing one computer model to another has been a daily challenge. We often see significant differences between the GFS and the EURO (and other models, too). But the current “battle” is astonishing.

We are now getting into the historical peak part of hurricane season, and we look to the Tropical Atlantic for signs of storm formation. When the National Hurricane Center (NHC) sees a cluster of thunderstorms that might develop, it gives it a number. The system we’re focusing on now is called “Invest 99L”-the LOW on the right side of the image below (if it becomes a Tropical Storm, its name will be Gert). It just happens to be in a location where a lot of August storms tend to form:

It’s not exactly a surprise that the EURO predicts Invest 99L to track along one of the “most likely” zones in the above graphic. The GFS? Very different.


The Tuesday model run of the EURO is very similar to the previous two. In fact, all three are practically identical. That’s enough to raise your eyebrows. Here is the forecast for Sunday 8 a.m. and Monday 8 a.m.:

That’s a little too close for comfort. I will not show the forecast maps beyond Monday. As I posted in an earlier blog, tropical forecasts out to a week or more are worthless-at best. But the overall pattern would favor a hurricane in the Monday position to curve off the East Coast due to strong upper-air westerly winds.

The EURO ensembles are even more impressive. The EURO is run 51 times with slightly different initial conditions. Our confidence grows with each solution showing a similar forecast. This time, EVERY ONE of the 51 ensemble “members” shows some sort of LOW within a couple hundred miles of the maps above. As a result, the “ensemble average” is not only close to the above forecast, but it shows a very strong LOW for an average of 51 forecasts SIX days in the future. That is amazing!


The GFS and its ensembles are in the same boat. They all predict Invest 99L to stay weak and move toward the SOUTHWEST-many have it hit South America.

Could we actually be talking about the same storm? Yup. Interestingly, the Canadian model ensembles are split between solutions close to the GFS and EURO.


My theory is that it is about “initialization”-the exact pressures, winds, location of the center, etc. It’s that old saying: “garbage in-garbage out." If you read any of the three articles at the beginning of this blog, you’d know that the EURO does a better job of initialization. This is especially important in weak, poorly organized systems. The level of detail needed to capture the initial conditions accurately is simply better with the EURO.

Now let’s see what happens.

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<![CDATA[Weather Alerts FAQ]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:49:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/app-alerts.jpg

If you upgraded to the 5.5 version of our Android, iPhone and iPad news apps, you will notice we updated and streamlined the weather alerts. You can choose to receive alerts from our station’s meteorologists, get severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and sign up for lightning and precipitation alerts for up to 25 locations.

Adding Weather Locations Alerts

If you’ve been using our app and then downloaded the 5.5 version, the weather location alerts you had picked did not transfer to the new app version. We know this might be inconvenient but choosing locations alerts is easy to do. 

To set up the alerts, just tap on the app logo in the top left corner then tap on Weather Forecast. Tap the plus sign next to the location under the radar. This will allow you to add or delete locations (you cannot delete the Default location or the Current Location).

To control the alert settings for the cities, click the three dots next to the city. You can set it as your location and enable or disable alerts for it. You can also remove the city from your list. Under the city name it’ll tell you if the alerts are on or off.

Next, tap on "Alert Settings,” which is the second tab at the top. This is where you can control the alerts you get:

  • Station Alerts — Important updates from our station’s meteorologists, including the daily forecast information.
  • NWS Severe Weather Alerts — Notifications from the National Weather Service about watches and warnings for severe weather like thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow and more.
  • Lighting Alerts — Alerts that are triggered when lightning has been detected in your area.
  • Precipitation Alerts — Alerts about rain, snow and hail approaching your location. 

After you change the settings, it’s best to close your app and then reopen it to ensure the app saved your settings.

Setting Weather as Start Screen

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You can customize the start screen of our app to highlight news or weather when you open it.

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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 the app logo in the top left corner, and tap "Set Your Start Screen." You will see a preview of how the app will look with Top Stories or Weather as the start screen. You can also change the start screen by tapping the gear icon in the upper right corner and choosing between Top Stories and Weather.

<![CDATA[Possible Tornado Leaves Extensive Damage in Maryland]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:12:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/salisbury+tornado+cars+tossed.jpg

Heavy wind from a possible tornado created extensive damage in Salisbury, Maryland, Monday afternoon.

Images from the city of Salisbury Twitter account showed downed trees and flipped over cars. Police and fire crews were sent to multiple locations.

The police Twitter account showed a large tree into a home. Other pictures from residents showed at least one destroyed building in the downtown area.

While the damage appeared extensive, there were no immediate reports of injuries or fatalities. Crews and residents are still dealing with the aftermath.

Meteorologist Mike Dutter said the service will make an official confirmation of a tornado on Tuesday when officials inspect the damage.

Dutter said the National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning with the possibility of a tornado.

He said the storm intensified extremely rapidly but only briefly over Salisbury. If it was a tornado, he said it appears to have touched the ground for course of a mile, maybe two.

Overturned cars had piled up in front of Cricket Wireless store. Tree debris also littered a street.

While looking at some damage, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day said, "It's not good here."

Photo Credit: @CityofSBY
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<![CDATA[Video Shows Lightning Strike a San Antonio Home]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:20:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/lightningstike.jpg

A strong storm passing through the San Antonio area has caused flash floods and lightning storms. This cellphone footage captures an incredible lightning strike in the Heritage neighborhood.

<![CDATA[Storms Bring Heavy Rain and Flooding Fears to Region]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:31:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Blackwood+Rain_24634296.jpg

A First Alert was in effect for the entire viewing area Monday due to a slow moving system that brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of the region.

A Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Warning and Flood Warning were all in effect for counties throughout the area during the day.

Heavy rain led to flooding in Wildwood, New Jersey. However, the flooding throughout our area was not as severe as it was last week.

Conditions will clear Tuesday and Wednesday will be sunny. Rain will return Friday heading into the weekend.

Stay with the NBC10 First Alert Weather team to track the storms and for the latest weather alerts.

<![CDATA[Welcome to Hurricane Season]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:00:51 -0400 “PRIME TIME” STARTS
Yes, it has been officially hurricane season since June 1st, but only now are we getting into the peak part of the season. As the graphic below shows, Tropical Storm or Hurricane formation is about TEN TIMES as likely on August 15th as it is on July 15th. The absolute historical peak is September 10th (which is why I never advise anyone to cruise the Caribbean in September).]]>
Yes, it has been officially hurricane season since June 1st, but only now are we getting into the peak part of the season. As the graphic below shows, Tropical Storm or Hurricane formation is about TEN TIMES as likely on August 15th as it is on July 15th. The absolute historical peak is September 10th (which is why I never advise anyone to cruise the Caribbean in September).]]>
Yes, it has been officially hurricane season since June 1st, but only now are we getting into the peak part of the season.

Photo Credit: Scott Kelly/NASA via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Rain Leads to Major Flooding in South Jersey ]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:44:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Burlington+Flooding+7_24596844.jpg Heavy rain led to major flooding in parts of South Jersey Thursday night. Burlington City and Burlington Township along Route 130 were hit the hardest. Check out these photos of the flooding.

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<![CDATA[Flood Waters Trap Drivers, Damage Homes in South Jersey]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:45:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Flooding+Burlington+_24596679.jpg

Thursday's rain led to a mess in parts of Burlington County, New Jersey leaving drivers stranded and homes damaged by flood waters.  

A Flood Warning is in effect for Burlington County, New Jersey until 1:15 a.m. Friday. SkyForce10 was over Burlington Township and Burlington City, New Jersey Thursday evening where the most severe flooding took place along Route 130.

"All this was flooded," said Jacqueline Newman of Burlington City. "A dolphin can swim in this stuff. There was so much water. It was ridiculous how much water was out here and I've been coming over here all my life since a little girl. I've never seen nothing like this."

Several cars were stuck in heavy flood waters. Gas stations, businesses and homes in Burlington were also flooded.

"A few other cars stopped in back of me and I panicked," said Sheenah Jackson, a Burlington City resident.

Officials say the heavy rain in Burlington was due to a severe storm cell. The Emergency Operations Center opened as police, firefighters, EMS, emergency management and other officials responded to numerous calls for assistance in the city and township.

"A friend of mine lifted my daughter out of the car because that's how intense it was," said Glenda Fox Carpenter. "I just told her to stay in the car and when I got here I had to take my shoes off. Water was up to my knees."

The incidents included stranded motorists inside vehicles that were trapped in flood waters, downed trees and wires, activated fire alarms and flooded basements.

"We checked our basement and we were taking in six inches of rain," said Thomas Swan of Burlington City. "We're still flooded, waiting for the fire department."

Fortunately no deaths or serious injuries were reported.

Officials in Burlington are currently monitoring the tide schedule of the Delaware River. The next high tide is scheduled for 1 a.m. Friday.

"While this weather event is over, the flooding threat still exists with this upcoming high tide," a Burlington City official wrote. "Evacuation plans are being reviewed and coordination efforts are ready in the event evacuations are necessary."

No evacuations of residents in Burlington City and Burlington Township have taken place so far.

Burlington residents are asked to immediately call 911 in the event of an emergency and 609-386-3300 for any non-emergency.

Motorists who see flooded roads are advised to turn around and not attempt to drive in the water. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flood Advisory was also in effect for Berks, Burlington, Camden, Hunterdon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties until 10:45 p.m. Thursday's storms also caused flight delays at Philadelphia International Airport.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was also in effect for Lehigh and Northampton counties until 9:15 p.m.

Stay with the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team for the latest weather updates.

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<![CDATA[Severe Storms Cause Fires, Flooding, Damage Throughout Area]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:59:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly-Airport-Lightning-Strike.jpg

Severe storms caused flooding, damage and at least two fires in the region Wednesday.

The storms rolled in early afternoon bringing heavy rain, flooding and lightning. Firefighters responded to a fire at a home on the 200 block of Cobblestone Lane in Lower Nazareth Township around 3:30 p.m. Officials say the fire was caused by a lightning strike. Firefighters were able to bring it under control in about 30 minutes. No one was injured. The home sustained roof damage.

Lightning also caused a fire on wires in Evesham Township, New Jersey. Route 70 was closed in both directions from the Route 73 overpass to Locust Avenue as a result. It later reopened.

Flooding was also reported in several areas, including I-95 in Philadelphia and Union Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware.

Several warnings and advisories for flooding and severe thunderstorms remain in effect throughout the region. CLICK HERE to view them all.

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<![CDATA[5 Things You Need to Know About the Total Solar Eclipse]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:25:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Eclipse.jpg

A total solar eclipse is going to be visible across parts of the U.S. this August? But what is a total solar eclipse, exactly? When was the last time one happened? What should you look for? Find out all that and more.

<![CDATA[Video Shows Lightning Striking Florida Airport Worker]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:55:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/080217planelightning.png

Newly released video shows the moment lightning struck a Florida airport ground worker, severely burning the 21-year-old who was hospitalized for nearly two weeks, according to NBC affiliate WBBH.

Video of the July 22 incident shows a Sun Country plane on the tarmac preparing for take off at Southwest Florida International Airport. In the video, Austin Dunn can be seen walking under the nose of the plane when lightning strikes the tail.

The bolt traveled through the fuselage and then struck Dunn, who collapsed from the shock, according WBBH.

There were at least three workers in the area during the time of the incident.

“We knew he wouldn’t give up,” said Autumn Dunn, Austin's sister. “Once we knew he was alive. It was a relief but it was definitely the scariest thing, you don’t expect it…you don’t expect it.”

Dunn suffered third degree burns on his hands, feet and chest, bleeding in his brain and severe muscle damage, according to his family. He was released from Tampa General Hospital Tuesday.

Southwest Florida International Airport officials tell WBBH the airport’s lightning warning system was activated at the time Dunn was hit. Dunn is employed by Navstar, a company contracted by Sun Country Airlines.

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<![CDATA[Flash Flooding Hits Parts of Region]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:10:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/COMCAST+NW-+STORM+CLOUDS+-+18511821_24563884.jpg

Flash flooding occurred in parts of the region Tuesday night. A Flash Flood Warning was in effect until 10:15 p.m. for northwestern Camden County, west central Burlington County and east central Philadelphia County.

Rain fell in the Wissinoming, Holmesburg and Tacony sections of Philadelphia as well as Palmyra, Pennsauken, Cinnaminson, Riverton and Moorestown-Lenola in New Jersey. Flash flooding also occurred in Palmyra. More storms are expected this week.

Stay with the NBC10 First Alert Weather team throughout the week for the latest on the rain and weather alerts.

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<![CDATA[Shore Towns Deal With Flooding]]> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:10:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/Margate+Flooding.JPG

NBC10 Jersey Shore Bureau reporter Ted Greenberg reports from Margate, New Jersey to show the aftermath of the downpour that left flooding and abandoned vehicles.

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<![CDATA[Heavy Rain Brings Flooding to Jersey Shore]]> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 21:30:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/9d204794862d4f96a7bf787dd97831f3.jpg

Heavy rain, as expected, left flooding conditions along shore points early Saturday.

NBC10’s Ted Greenberg found flooding at Ventnor and Washington avenues in Margate, New Jersey before daybreak Saturday after an evening of heavy downpours. Streets flooded along the Jersey Shore including intersections in Avalon, North Wildwood, Sea Isle City, Strathmere and other towns before daybreak Saturday.

The standing water began to recede in Margate Saturday morning, leaving some cars abandoned on drying out roads.

The heavy rain hit as far west and north as Philadelphia and the immediate suburbs. But, this was a true case of neighborhood weather as no measurable rain fell in Allentown in the Lehigh Valley Saturday.

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Plenty of rain, however fell, at shore points – more than 5.8 inches at Atlantic City International Airport, more than 5 inches in Wildwood Crest, nearly 5 inches in Cape May and more than 2.5 inches in Millville, New Jersey.

Less than half an inch of rain fell in Philadelphia and Wilmington. But nearly 4 inches fell near Reading, Pennsylvania and more than 5 inches fell near Milford, Delaware.

By 7 a.m., rain had stopped in some neighbors that had heavy downpours overnight as drier air pushed the system out to sea. The shore could see spotty showers through the day.

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The weather Sunday should be less humid and nice with highs in the lower 80s, NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Krystal Klei says.

If you see flooding in your area please share your photos and video and be careful not to drive through standing water.

Photo Credit: Walter Schaffer
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<![CDATA[Rain Brings Flooding to Jersey Shore]]> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:12:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Shore_Flooding.jpg

NBC10 Jersey Shore Bureau reporter Ted Greenberg is live in Margate, New Jersey to take a look at the flooded streets Saturday morning, as well as give tips to stay safe in these conditions.

<![CDATA[Flooding a Concern at the Shore]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:57:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Flooding_a_Concern_at_the_Shore.jpg

Friday night at the shore started off fine, but then the heavy rain moved in and there's a flooding concern to deal with as a large area of rain moves in. NBC10's Drew Smith reports.

<![CDATA[Most Will Avoid Heavy Rain]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:50:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/011016+rain+weather+generic.jpg

Most of the area will avoid heavy rain as a swath of moisture stalled and moved haphazardly across the region Friday night.

The storm that was expected to organize and dump several inches of rain on areas saturated from recent heavy rains, failed to organize as predicted.

Central and Southern Delaware, the Jersey Shore, and other parts of South Jersey will see the heaviest rain, but even in those areas, that should be mainly in the early morning hours Saturday.

Dover could get the most rainfall in the southern points with as much as 3 inches.

Areas to the north and west should avoid the soaking precipitation altogether.

The rain tapers off Saturday afternoon and clouds will linger much of the day — except for the Lehigh Valley & Poconos, which should be partly sunny.

It will be cloudy, windy, and cool at the shore. Nice weather is finally returning Sunday.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Jersey Shore Prepares for Storms]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:43:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/The_Jersey_Shore_Prepares_for_Storms.jpg

NBC10's Ted Greenberg looks into what the Jersey Shore is doing to prepare for upcoming bad weather that oculd bring flooding.

<![CDATA[US Postal Service Celebrates Upcoming Eclipse]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:25:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ECLIPSE_STAMPS_072717_1-150119042024300001.jpg

A new postage stamp has been issued by the United States Postal Service commemorating the upcoming total solar eclipse, which will take place on Aug. 21. It is the first time a U.S. postage stamp has used thermochromic ink.

<![CDATA[Heavy Rain & Flooding Friday & Saturday]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:37:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/rain-stock-breaking-148110839.jpg A First Alert has been issued for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburbs, Delaware and South Jersey from 3 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday for heavy rain and possible flooding.]]> <![CDATA[The Big Eclipse Is Coming]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:23:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-solar+eclipse.jpg


I don’t think I’ll be around by the time we see a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia. How about 2079? Anyone over 38 years old now would be at least 100 by then. So, if you’d like to wait, go ahead. For the rest of us, here is what you need to know about the one less than one month from now.

There are different types of eclipses, but a solar eclipse is the most spectacular. We’ll get to see a big part of the Aug. 21 one. The biggest prize, though, is a TOTAL solar eclipse. Here is what it would look like:

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The picture in the middle is something we won’t be seeing here. Until 2079, that is. It is such an incredible coincidence that it even happens at all.

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This amazing sight only happens because the sun is 400 times bigger than the moon. But it is also 400 times farther away from us than the moon is. What are the odds? If those numbers weren’t identical, a lot more of the sun would be visible when the moon appears to move across it. Or the moon would completely block the sun, and it would just get totally dark when the eclipse was full. Neither option would come close to the current reality.

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It’s only going to happen in a zone about 70 miles wide. And any one spot in the path of the total eclipse will only see “totality” for a couple of minutes! By the way, you can’t even look at it directly without risking permanent damage to your eyes. Yet people are going to travel hundreds, or even thousands of miles to get into the path of totality. It truly is a “once in a lifetime” thing. So, let’s see where you can go to see this magical two minutes.

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The biggest cities closest to us are Nashville, Tennessee and Columbia, South Carolina. You could fly direct to Columbia, and it would take less than a 2-hour flight. But to do it on the day of the eclipse (arriving before it starts and departing after it is over) would cost a mere $750. What? You could fly to London or Paris for that price! And have enough left for a nice dinner, too.

What about Nashville? A round-trip can be had for only $1066 if you wanted to get there before the eclipse starts and go back the same day after the eclipse. Otherwise you would have to get a hotel room and stay overnight. Saving a few hundred dollars on the flights might cost you a few bucks more for a nice hotel room-if you can get one.

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Oh, I forgot one thing. You can spend all of this money to experience one of the highlights of your life-and then run into a cloudy sky which makes you unable to see anything. Ouch.

Of course, it costs so much because thousands of other people from all over the country, Canada, Mexico, and South America want to see the same thing. And some of those people have been planning this for years. Maybe you should start planning for the next totality in 2024. The closest spot to see that is Buffalo-or Cleveland.


If you don’t want to (or can’t) pay a thousand dollars or so for 2 ½ minutes of ecstasy, you can get a good view here in the Philadelphia area. We should see about 79% of totality. That means most of the sun will be blocked for a matter of minutes.

A great place to see the eclipse here will be at the Franklin Institute. Their Chief Astronomer, Derrick Pitts won’t be there-he’ll be doing a live broadcast from a part of Missouri in the “totality” zone. But other science educators will be there. And, best of all, it’s free with general admission. So, instead of traveling a thousand miles, paying a small fortune, and hoping for clear skies, you can spend 20 bucks to get into the world-renowned science center. Not bad.

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Photo Credit: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan via Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Storm Science: What Is a Shelf Cloud?]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:23:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/REFEED%21%21+KLEI+WEB+WX+7-25-2017+-+15095628_24477555.jpg

They may look ominous, but shelf clouds aren't the worst parts of a thunderstorm. NBC10 First Alert Weather Meteorologist Krystal Klei explains how they form.

<![CDATA['Burrito of Awesomeness': Aurora Timelapse From Space]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:12:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2017-07-25+at+9.53.53+AM.png

NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer captured this timelapse video of the aurora borealis while aboard the International Space Station. Aurora borealis is the result of collisions between the Earth’s gaseous particles and matter released by the sun’s atmosphere, according to NASA. The video, taken 250 miles above Earth and at a speed of 17,500 mph, was posted on Fischer's Twitter account July 21. 

<![CDATA[Severe Storms Bring Flooding and Heavy Rain to Region ]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:29:46 -0400 Severe storms slammed our area again Monday night bringing heavy rain, flooding, power outages and damage across the region. Several Flood Advisories, Costal Flood Advisories and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were in effect. Track them all HERE.

Also track the storms with our LIVE RADAR HERE.

Severe storms slammed our area again Monday night bringing heavy rain, flooding, power outages and damage across the region. Several Flood Advisories, Costal Flood Advisories and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were in effect. Track them all HERE.

Also track the storms with our LIVE RADAR HERE.

Another round of severe storms is moving through our area Monday night bringing heavy rain and flooding to parts of our region. ]]>
<![CDATA[Intense Waterspout Strands Boaters, Spurs Rescue on NJ River]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:47:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NJ+Canoe+Rescue+thumb.jpg A waterspout that formed over the Delaware Bay in New Jersey stranded three people canoeing Sunday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Cooler, Less Humid Days Ahead This Week]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:08:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/724+BH+Weather+5.png ]]> <![CDATA[Storms Strike Region With Flooding, Waterspout]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:36:50 -0400 clicking here.]]> clicking here.]]> http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Water-Sprout-Photo.jpg Another round of storms hit the area Sunday into Monday bringing heavy rain, flooding, wind and a waterspout to parts of the area. Check out our viewer photos. ]]> <![CDATA[Severe Storms Move Through Region ]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:15:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Storms-Lead-Photo.jpg Severe storms moved through our region Saturday bringing heavy rain, lightning, downed trees and strong winds. Check out photos of the storm from our viewers.

Photo Credit: Ray Leichner‏ ]]>
<![CDATA[Toughing out the Delaware Heat]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:17:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Toughing_out_the_Delaware_Heat.jpg

Despite extreme heat and dangerous conditions, plenty of people in Delaware stayed outside on Friday. NBC10's Tim Furlong caught up with some of the people avoiding air conditioning.

<![CDATA[How Can You Stay Safe During Dangerous Heat]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:44:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/How_Can_You_Stay_Safe_During_Dangerous_Heat.jpg

Dangerous heat has prompted the city of Philadelphia to issue a heat emergency. NBC10s Drew Smith takes a look at how you can stay safe in this dangerous heat.

<![CDATA[Temps Are Rising, Find Your Local Cooling Shelter]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:19:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-525397795+%281%29.jpg

Temperatures have been rising and the Philadelphia area is in one of its many heat waves of the season as temps feel like triple digits Thursday and Friday.

It's important to abide by extreme heat tips during this time. One of the main tips is to be in a cool area.

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and City of Philadelphia launched its Heatline for people needing help: 215-765-9040. You can always check with your local community center to see if there are any public places to cool off. Remember, libraries, indoor malls and movie theaters are a great way to get out of the heat.

Here are some cooling shelters in your neighborhood.

Berks County

  • Berks Encore Reading Center -- 40 N 9th St, Reading, PA 19601
  • Casa de la Amistad -- 501 Washington St, 2nd Floor, Reading, PA 19601
  • Family First Resource Center -- 416 S 7th St, Reading, PA 19602
  • The Center at Spring Street -- 200 Spring St, Boyertown, PA 19512

Bucks County

  • Ben Wilson Senior Center -- 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster, PA 18974
  • Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center -- 301 Wood Street, Bristol, PA 19007
  • Bristol Township Senior Center -- 2501 Bath Rd., Bristol, PA 19007
  • Pennridge Senior Center -- 146 E. Main St., Silverdale, PA 18944

Camden County

  • Charles “Poppy” Sharp Community Center -- 713-715 Broadway
  • Cramer Hill Community Center -- 1035 Reeves Avenue
  • Isabel Miller Community Center -- 8th Street and Carl Miller Boulevard
  • Malandra Hall Community Center -- New Jersey and Merrimac Roads
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center -- 1151 Haddon Avenue
  • North Camden Community Center -- 6th Street and Erie Street

Delaware County

  • Chester Senior Center -- 721 Hayes Street, Chester, PA 19013
  • Upper Darby Senior Center -- 326 Watkins Avenue, Upper Darby, PA 19082
  • Wayne Senior Center -- 108 Station Road, Wayne, PA 19087
Lehigh County
  • Lehigh County Senior Center -- 1633 Elm St. in Allentown

Mercer County: Libraries

  • Ewing -- 61 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
  • Hickory Corner -- 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520
  • Hightstown -- 114 Franklin Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520
  • Hollowbrook -- 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Trenton, NJ 08638
  • Hopewell -- 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
  • Lawrence -- 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • Robbinsville -- 42 Allentown-Robbinsville Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
  • Twin Rivers  -- 276 Abbington Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520
  • West Windsor -- 333 North Post Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

Montgomery County: "Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

  • Libraries
  • Malls
  • Most Senior Adult Actrivity Centers (SAACs) are air conditioned


  • Andorra Branch -- 705 E Cathedral Rd.
  • Blanche Nixon/Cobbs Creek Branch -- 5800 Cobbs Creek Pkwy
  • Bushrod Branch -- 6304 Castor Ave.
  • Bustleton Branch -- 10199 Bustleton Ave.
  • Cecil B Moore Branch -- 2320 Cicil B Moore Ave.
  • Central Library -- 1901 Vine St.
  • Charles Santore Branch -- 932 S 7th St.
  • Chestnut Hill Branch -- 8711 Germantown Ave.
  • David Cohen Ogontz Branch -- 6017 Ogontz Ave.
  • Falls of Schuylkill Branch -- 3501 Midvale Ave.
  • Feltonville Recreation Center
  • Fishtown (Lederer) Recreation Center -- E. Montgomery & Girard
  • Fox Chase Branch -- 501 Rhawn St.
  • Frankford Branch -- 4634 Frankford Ave.
  • Fumo Family Branch -- 2437 S Broad St.
  • Greater Olney Branch -- 5501 N 5th St.
  • Haddington Branch -- 446 N 65th St.
  • Haverford Branch -- 5543 Haverford Ave.
  • Holmesburg Branch -- 7810 Frankford Ave.
  • Independence Branch -- 18 S 7th St.
  • Joseph Coleman Northwest Regional Library -- 68 W Chelten Ave.
  • Katharine Drexel Branch -- 11099 Knights Road
  • Kensington Branch -- 104 W Daughin St.
  • Kingessing Branch -- 1201 S 51st St.
  • Lawncrest Branch -- 6098 Rising Sun Ave.
  • Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped -- 919 Walnut St.
  • Lilllian Marrero Branch -- 601 W Lehigh Ave.
  • Logan Branch -- 1333 Wagner Ave.
  • Lovett Branch -- 6945 Germantown Ave.
  • Lucien Blackwell West Phila Regional Library -- 125 S 52nd St.
  • McPherson Square Branch -- 601 E Indiana Ave.
  • Nicetown/Tioga Branch -- 3720 N Broad St.
  • Northeast Regional Library -- 2228 Cottman Ave.
  • Oak Lane Branch -- 6614 N 12th St.
  • Philadelphia City Institute -- 1905 Locust St.
  • Queen Memorial Library -- 1201 S 23rd St.
  • Ramonita De Rodriguez Branch -- 600 W Girard Ave.
  • Richmond Branch -- 2987 Almond St.
  • Roxborough Branch -- 6245 Ridge Ave.
  • South Philadelphia Branch -- 1700 S Broad St.
  • Tacony Branch -- 6742 Torresdale Ave.
  • Tacony Library and Arts Building - 6918 Torresdale Ave.
  • Thomas Donatucci Branch -- 1935 Shunk St.
  • Torresdale Branch -- 3079 Holme Ave.
  • Wadsworth Branch -- 1500 Wadsworth Ave.
  • Walnut Street West Branch -- 201 S 40th St.
  • Welsh Road Branch -- 9233 Roosevelt Blvd
  • West Oak Lane Branch -- 200 Washington Lane
  • Whitman Branch -- 200 Snyder Ave.
  • Widener Branch -- 2808 W Lehigh Ave.
  • Wright Recreation Center -- 3320-50 Haverford Ave.
  • Wynnefield Branch -- 5325 Overbrook Ave.
New Castle County, Delaware
  • Garfield Park Recreation Center -- 26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle
  • Garfield Park Library -- 26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle
  • Hockessin Recreation Center -- 7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin
  • Appoquinimink Library -- 651 North Broad St., Middletown
  • Bear Library -- 101 Governor's Place, Bear 19071
  • Claymont Library -- 400 Lenape Way, Claymont 19703
  • Elsmere Library -- 30 Spruce Ave., Wilmington 19805
  • Kirkwood Library -- 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington 
  • Woodlawn Library -- 2020 West Ninth St., Wilmington 19805
Sussex County
  • County Admin Building -- 2 The Circle, Georgetown, DE
  • South Coastal Library -- 43 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach DE
  • Milton Library -- 121 Union Street

Photo Credit: Getty Images/EyeEm]]>