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the stories we're following on "action news" at. this is what it is coming our way. we have details just ahead. money to raise cancer with support from our local basketball coaches. the details on the nor'easter heading our way, right now most of the region is under a winter storm warning. >> we're expecting heavy snow, blustery winds and bitter cold. sky6 live hd looking at center city, a nice shot of the skyline today, tomorrow it will look completely different. >> john rawlins has the latest
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from the officials in philadelphia on their preparations. but first we go to melissa magee. >> reporter: sarah and rick we're tracking the moisture that will begin after midnight in most locations. we have a winter storm warning for most of jersey and i-95 metro area and points north and west. we have a winter weather advisory for dover and wildwood, cape may county and kent counties in delaware. a blizzard warning for ocean county not for the amount of snow, but the length of gusty winds, but the visibles being reduced for a long period of time, as well. here's what's going on as we go throughout the rest of rest of . 2:00 p.m., 34. 4:00 p.m., 38 degrees, as we go throughout the day, sun giving way to increasing clouds and we are tracking that system. storm tracker 6 live we have an area of low pressure that's moving out of the plains and pressing into the great lakes. we have an area of low pressure
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forming off the coast of the carolinas. this low moves closer and transfers its energy to this low and bloms -- blossoms. future tracker 6 shows you the two pieces that come together. you can see the snow heavy and steady in the overnight hours, 4:00 a.m. it's snow in philadelphia, and mixed precipitation to the south and east. midnight we have the flakes starting to fly. 3:00 a.m. to noon tomorrow that's when we anticipate the heaviest snow and the strongest winds. tuesday afternoon, the snow will taper from a southwest to northeast direction. coming up we'll take a closer look at the snow on the way and talk about the expected snowfall in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you we'll get another update from you in the next 15 minutes. >> let's switch live to "action news" reporter, john rawlins at a salt yard in southwest philadelphia with more on how
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the city is preparing for the storm. john. >> reporter: hi, sarah, well, for the people responsible for clearing the roads they are expecting a major storm event, a major snow event after a relatively quiet winner and days from spring the pros are gearing up. phase two, the road crews getting ready loading up tons of salt. yesterday, phase one, the brining of road surfaces. given the forecast, the man overseeing the event the biggest challenge. >> it will come down one to two inches an hour it will hamper the visibility of the drivers and other vehicles on the streets. it will be slow moving. >> reporter: philadelphia has two thousand miles of roads to clear and salt. it has big trucks for the main roads an 100 smaller trucks to handle narrower streets. as for the tiny streets in south
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philadelphia. >> some of the smaller streets 8-foot wide we get the assistance of the parking authority they have the small bob cats they will go in there. >> reporter: road crews gear up for the biggest storm of the season, so are money of us. supermarkets are doing brisk business selling comfort food and snow shovels. >> it is if coming it's coming just to be ready for it. >> reporter: you have been warned the forecast is for snow, sleet cold and wind, oh, joy. john rawlins channel 6 "action news." >> john was is a sarcasm? meanwhile, at philadelphia international airport, airlines have begun to cancel flights tomorrow. southwest will not operate tomorrow, american airlines
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won't start operations until after 5:00 p.m. tomorrow night. many travelers are prepared ahead of time for the storm. airport officials say they are ready, as well. >> i've been watching the forecast waiting to see an yesterday morning i thought i better change. >> we have more than 200 pieces of equipment that we deploy and we have 475 airport employees and contractors that are involved in snow removal. >> some airlines are waiving the fees to change flights due to the storm. well, the storm already hit chicago, while the windy city was preparing for four inches of snow it had 500 flights that were canceled and there were delays, plenty of them. chicago reported no snow on the ground in january and february of this year. that was the first time that happened in almost 150 years. >> back here officials with the philadelphia school district will be meeting today at 3:00 p.m. to determine a plan
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for classes tomorrow if there will be any classes. when they do decide what to do we'll send out an "action news" alert and report it on air and online. is one of your best resources as the storm approaches storm tracker 6 live radar for the latest details to be prepared stay connected with our team of meteorologists on facebook and twitter. "action news" will be on early tomorrow to get you the latest on the forecast and road conditions and school delays and cancellations. tune in tomorrow starting at 4:00 a.m. >> in other news, two highly anticipated deadlines are expected to come out of washington. the congressional budget office is expected to review the cost and reach of the gopville to replace the -- gop bill to replace the affordable care act and president trump's wiretap
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claim. >> reporter: the congressional budget office an nonpartisan federal agency forecasting the bill's consequences over the next decades or so is set to release the score of the gop healthcare bill. trump tweeting this morning that obama care is imploding and gop will save the day. proof to back up the jaw dropping claims that president obama had trump tower wiretapped. intelligent committee has given the justice department today to do just that. >> there are one or two possibilities here, either the president deliberately for some reason made up the charge or perhaps more disturbing the president believes this. >> reporter: and republican senator john mccain on cnn sunday calling on the president to approve it. >> i have no reason to believe that the charge is true, but i believe that the president of united states could clear this
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up in a minute. >> reporter: but the white house is not backing down. counselor to the president kellyanne conway on "g.m.a." suggesting surveillance may have been broader than wiretapping. she was asked if she had any evidence for her allegations. >> of course i don't have any evidence for the allegations and that answer has nothing to do with the president last week. >> reporter: now that the wiretap claim is with congress it is less likely to go away. new washington, stephanie ramos, channel 6 "action news." >> city council in philadelphia took on the topic of homeless. council members are hearing from advocates and families looking for ways to provide affordable housing and provide prevention programs and discussing strategies including financial assistance and family reconciliation. >> a 19 year tradition continues in university city. the pennsylvania hosted coaches versus cancer tourney tipoff breakfast.
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all the division one basketball coaches were on hand. it raises funds and awareness to support the american cancer society. jay wright is gearing up to defend the ncaa championship but there's no other place he would rather be this morning. >> this is what it's life, fighting cancer is bigger than college basketball. those guys know it, they set the tone for all of us. >> this year's events honored blaze davis who has been fighting ewing sarcoma. much more to come on "action news" at 12:30 p.m. criminals angel speaks after after a stupt in los angeles -- a stunt sends him to the hospital. >> if you're taking prescription medications,
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rushed to the hospital after a dangerous stunt went wrong. he returned to the stage one day later. abc's matt gutman spoke to him about the frightening ordeal. >> reporter: he is a magician known for his death-defying stunts. chris angel is speaking about a trick that sent him to an emergency room. >> what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. >> reporter: the 49-year-old i illusionist performing a routine dangle upside in a straight jacket. >> he is flailing his arms and legs. >> reporter: he reportedly lost conscientious in front of an audience. >> i began my escape and that's all i remembered until i woke up, i was literally surrounded
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by paramedics and people putting things in my arm and 24 hours later, mine freak live mastermind strapped into the straight jacket once again. dangling in the air by his ankles to perform the very same stunt, this time success. it's not the first time a world famous magician has been caught in a performance gone wrong. in 2015 it was angel jumping to the rescue when fellow escape artist spencer horseman became trapped in a water torture cell during a rehearsal. >> what i saw was somebody losing the ability of being aware of what was going on. >> reporter: he said taking risk was part of the act. >> i take my life at the mercy of whether something is going to work or not. >> reporter: matt gutman, abc news los angeles. the man believed to be the oldest pearl harbor survivor
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celebrated his 105th birthday. hey chavez was in hawaii the day japanese attacked pearl harbor. after the war he worked as a landscaper and served as a handyman until he was in his mid 90s. when asked what it is like to be 100 years old, he said it is no different than feeling 60. >> we'll find out who is holding on to a 400 million-dollar lottery ticket. the winner bought the ticket in lafayette indiana. however, accordingly to indiana law, the winner could remain anonymous. the 10th lottery jackpot in u.s. history. coming up tonight on 6abc, nick makes his big decision on the bachelor.
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>> i feel like 13. >> yeah. >> the fashion boutique owner from arkansas and vanessa the teacher from quebec, tonight he takes both to finland and who will earn the final rose in nick at heart. after the finale, nick has to face the women who he does not pick in the end. the woman he does not pick in the end. "action news" follows at 11:00 p.m. >> that's the best part when he faces the women. still ahead on "action news," another check of the snowy forecast for you. >> stepping outside, sky6 live hd showing you blue skies and
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blue ocean in atlantic city. however, a nor'easter is heading our way. meteorologist melissa magee has the latest when "action news" comes right back. >> meteorologist melissa magee
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tracking the nor'easter. yeah, it's going to be one to watch later on tonight and as we go throughout the height of the storm on tuesday. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar, you can see it is dry right now, no issues with precipitation, later tonight close to the midnight hours, really in the next 12 hours we're tracking the first flake starting to slide southwest to northeast direction. overnight tonight and into the day tomorrow, the winter storm warning and the advisories have been posted across the region. the heart of the area under a winter storm area. temperature in philadelphia, it is cold outside, well below average, 32. dewpoint 8. the air is dry, we have to wait for it to moisten up overnight tonight as we go throughout the
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day on tuesday, the pressure is holding steady. east to southeasterly windy at 9 miles per hour. the ocean term coming in at 41. the ocean temperature will be a factor for the coastal communities as the storm gets closer. north and west, 27 for slatington and fleetwood. 26 in pottstown. center city, 32. 33 in kennett square. new holland, 32. 31 in ewing, cinnaminson, and glassboro. woodbine, 41 degrees. we have a mostly clear sky right now, a few high, thin clouds starting to move through, the clouds thicken up in advance of the system we're tracking still off to the south and west. the bigger picture, the area of low pressure out of the plain states into the great lakes, you can see a swath of snow breaking out across the region. eventually we're tracking low pressure off the coast of the carolinas that will form and it will come together and blossom
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into a nor'easter later tonight. future tracker 6 shows 11:00 p.m. we're seeing the snow fall in philadelphia and points to the south and west, the mix line down across extreme south jersey and southern delaware. by 3:00 p.m. overnight on tuesday, you notice the steady rain, the steady snowfall for the i-95 corridor points to the north and west, south of wilmington and north of ac at that point. 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, the mix line coming close to interior portions of south jersey, it's snowing hard for the poconos and lancaster. same thing for the i-95 corridor. rain moving into lakehurst wildwood and dover. 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning mixed precipitation changes over back to snow as you get the colder air rushing in on the backside the system. by 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., the moisture the heaviest at least will start to taper off. we're leftover with residual snow showers tuesday evening.
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expected snowfall. the higher snowfall amounts will be where you don't have any mixing, north of the i-95 corridor and points north and west. there will be a period in philadelphia where you get a brief on set of sleet before you get the changeover back to snow. 8 to 12 for the city and metro area. 12 to 16 for reading and lancaster. we could have 16 inches for northern lehigh county and northern north hampton county and the poconos. a coastal flood warning has been issued, tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. wave heights anywhere from ten to 15 feet. at the shore we're looking at winds gusting 45 to 55 miles per hour. moderate coastal flooding is a concern and beach erosion, as well. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast sun to clouds, we're dry today, 36. heavy snow, sleet and wind and rain on tuesday, with the northeasterly, 34. 30 on wednesday, we dry out the main roads should be clear wednesday. brisk and cold thursday, we're
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below average for the rest of the week. new model runs coming in this afternoon. >> when is the first day of spring? >> reporter: 8 days away. >> the most comprehensive exhibition in 40 years the american water color moment is on display at the philadelphia museum of art. david murphy has more in 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: the exhibition is called american water color in the age of homer and sergeant. it is explores america's fast growing facination with water color painting from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century. it was after the civil war americans started to think of water color more than an amateur hobby. the collection features 175 water colors, but there are
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materials that the artist used to create their works. >> it's a series of treasures that have been reluctantly lent from many different museums. gathering them together is a once in lifetime moment. >> reporter: ment combustion features 90 in all, some famous like thomas eakens and georgia o'keefe. we have two pictures of her painting in an adventuresome way. >> edward austin abbey. his picture called the old song is a dreamy painting. >> reporter: it was winslow homer who was elevated to star status. the show features a number of his works including after the hurricane. he shares top billing with john singer sergeant who painted 2,000 water colors in his career. >> all see from very splashy to
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broad and very fine and detailed and realistic. >> reporter: american water collar is on display at the philadelphia museum of art until may 14. for tickets and showtimes visit arts in for art of aging, -- 6abc loves the arts, i'm david murphy. i'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs.
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>> meteorologist melissa magee one last check of the forecast that continues to change as the hours go by. >> reporter: that's right, as we get closer to the storm we'll be watching it closely. the winter storm warnings have been posted for the heart of the area. winter weather advisory for cape may and kent counties. it goes up to 8:00 p.m. tonight. snowflakes fly close to the midnight hours, the heaviest and steadiest and strongest winds move in 3:00 a.m. to noon tomorrow. it tapers in the afternoon. 8 to 12 in the city.
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more to the north and west. >> thank you melissa. our coverage of the winter storm warning continues at 4:00 p.m. adam joseph and cesily tynan will have the latest track of the northeaster and our team of reporters will be spread across the region as the region perhaps. the villanova basketball team is heading to buffalo a few days early to beat out the storm. "action news" will be live at a pep rally sends the champs off in style. >> don't forget to join us later today at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. >> for david murphy, melissa magee, sarah bloomquist, i'm rick williams. have a great afternoon and we'll see you later.
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