Currently in Philadelphia — March 17th, 2023
The weather, currently.
The weather forecast for Friday in the City of Philadelphia is for mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures. It will become breezy during the afternoon and a few rain showers will move through the area during the afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures start off around 40°F near sunrise and will reach the lower 60s during the afternoon hours. Winds will be out of the southwest and will become stronger during the afternoon with wind gusts around 25 miles per hour. Rainfall amounts will be light and rather brief, so outdoor activities will probably be fine. You may want to check your radar app for precipitation timing on Friday.
Looking ahead, Saturday and Sunday will be breezy and dry with cooler temperatures. Highs will top out around 50°F on Saturday. Colder air continues to push in on Sunday, with high temperatures only in the lower 40s. Have a good weekend! — Gary Szatkowski
What you need to know, currently.
If you're wondering what you're looking at here, let us break it down for you.
📎 The percentages detailed in the map is a state-wise breakdown of the change in heat-trapping emissions. A negative percentage implies a decrease in emissions, while a positive percentage implies an increase. The greener the state, the higher the reduction in emissions. So that actually sounds good, right? We're seeing so much reduction across the board after all!
Well, not quite.
The United States committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, but at the current rate of reduction (i.e. 1% every year across the board) the country is not moving nearly fast enough to achieve this national target.
Top emitting sectors of electric power, transport, industry, and agriculture need to make some drastic changes at both state and local levels to create a larger dent in those reduction goals.
There have been some major wins along the way, such as a 7.2 % decrease in industrial emissions between 2005–2020! Strides ARE being made in each sector and we'll spotlight those in the coming weeks as well, so keep an eye out 🌱
— Prerana Narahari