Snow BombCyclone hits Philly Captured In Photos
We all learned a new word this week. Now are today’s temperatures part of the Polar Vortex?
It’s interesting what’s happening with weather forecasting lately, I guess after being burned the past few years none of the local channels really predict major snow until it’s right upon us about 36 hrs out. I always follow weather geek twitter users on social media and follow them. They sometimes get it wrong as well, but they predicted this Nor’easter at least a week out. I’m a weather geek and it was exciting to follow along. Some of my fav weather geeks: @NJWeather1 @weatheroptics and my favorite @nynjpaweather
There is not enough snow to sled down the Art Museum Steps without breaking your tail bone. There is enough snow to sled down the hill on the backside of the Art Museum, which by the way is really the front side “entrance” as the photo above is the technically the backside.
I really didn’t venture out early enough to capture the height of impact of the crazy storm, as I was enjoying my warm home and watching all the news channels simultaneously as only a weather geek would do. In my head I thought I’ll go out about 1PM to catch people on their lunch hours to see how they were coping.
Not well. These folks at 20th & Market were basically holding on to each other as to not be blown away.
I did a lot of video at this intersection and put it on Twitter and Instagram. It was quite a howling wind.
I discovered there really weren’t that many people on the street. I guess offices were closed, which was a great thing
Looking South on Broad. I never realized there was a slight incline in front of the Ritz Carlton. Mind you I’m shooting a few of these shots from my buildings shuttle bus so I’m elevated. Annie is at the Walnut Street Theater.
This dad was having a snowball fight with his oblivious son
The gal at Philly Pretzel put this note on the door, but forgot to lock the door as there was a steady stream of customers while I was standing there
“Just one more photo Fido, PLEASE!!”
The Rittenhouse Square Tree is still up, and still lit
Most of the ornaments withstood the wind, except for this one Dove ironically. While taking photos it flew off several times, to the point where I just stopped putting it back on.
Do these jackets really keep the dogs warm, or are they just cute? Don’t answer that I don’t allow comments on my blog.
Why did I get rid of my comments, well I didn’t have time to monitor them, especially for comments on older posts.
A guy was salting the triangle island across from City Hall
I saw a lot of these folks on the street, working hard
He’s got a serious scarf game going on here.
Happy New Year, check back on Sunday for PhillyChitChatter, my around town gossip column.
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