Author Archives: Chris Sowers

About Chris Sowers

I'm the weekend meteorologist for WPVI-TV, Action News in Philadelphia. I've been forecasting for nearly twelve years now. Some of my stops along the way include Bowling Green, Kentucky and the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. I have an identical twin brother, Gary, and a younger brother Jason. I'm a big sports nut. I watch everything from football to baseball to hockey, even horse racing. Another passion of mine is finance. There's nothing like making money, and lots of it! But most of all I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have a little niece, Gabriella, and four year old nephew Hayden. They both mean the world to me. So much so that I've started a little segment on my Action News facebook fan page called "Gabby says". Once a week little Gabriella gives her forecast to the city of "Brotherly Love!" You can catch me Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6-8am, 9-10:30am and then again at noon.

Winter Ideas 2012/’13

THE ACTION NEWS 2012/’13 WINTER OUTLOOK COMES OUT IN NOVEMBER. Over the next month and a half you’re going to see and hear all kinds of wonderful explainations and thoughts on the upcoming winter season. You’re going to hear about … Continue reading

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Did the upgrade to the New Orleans levee system actually make the flooding worse elsewhere?

Here was an interesting question that was asked last week by Jeff Masters (of weather underground) about the devastating flooding that took place in New Orleans from Hurricane Isaac. This just 7 years after Hurricane Katrina nearly wiped the city … Continue reading

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Why It’s So Hot This Summer

In case you missed my explainer this past Sunday morning on why it’s been so hot this summer here’s a quick recap….. Controlling Factors …. 1) Lack of El Nino 2) Moderate to Severe Drought Back in April I based … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Tropics

My thoughts on the tropics…. As was the case with my summer forecast there are several features that come into play when dealing with the tropics this year. However, unless you have a background in meteorology it’s rather difficult to understand, … Continue reading

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Summer Forecast

Well Memorial Day weekend is knocking on the door now and before you know it we’ll be celebrating the 4th. So because the start of meteorological summer (June, July & August) is right around the corner and a lot of you have already … Continue reading

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You guys ready for a Summer Outlook?

Over the past few weeks, while on air, I’ve started to drop subtle hints as to what Im thinking for this upcoming summer season. However, I’m yet to let the rabbit out of the hat so to speak because everything that … Continue reading

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90s Alert! Could we see some heat next week?

The unseasonably, unbelievably, ridiculously warm weather continues as we move into April. Although generally speaking, overall,  not as warm as what we saw in March (sounds kind of strange doesn’t it?).  By the way, if you can think of another adjective … Continue reading

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The Revel in Atlantic City is the game changer!

Atlantic City has been my backyard play ground for the past fifteen years now. Over that span of time there’s been a lot of really nice additions and changes to the casinos and even the city itself. Honestly, I wish … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend Could Be Chilly

We’re still about two and a half weeks away from Easter, but we can already get an early idea of what may happen by looking at the trending patterns. For that we turn to the European weeklies and monthlies. This … Continue reading

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Tornado Season 2012 Off To An Alarmingly Quick Start!

When I look at the devastation that struck the Midwest this past Friday (March 2nd) my heart just aches for these people and what they’re going through. I saw my fair share of tornado damage when I lived in Kentucky and I can tell … Continue reading

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