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wind chill at least at times, and then some wind gusts close to 50 miles an hour during the day tomorrow. here's the one band of snow that's creating the flakes over philly right now. went through chester county, now all through delaware county and philadelphia now, lower montgomery county. portions of gloucester county and salem county in new jersey and also new castle county in delaware, the heavier snow is just south of delaware right now. generally moving to the east. that's the one that has more potential to create any kind of accumulation if it does start to spread to the north. it's down to 20 degrees in pottstown, 21 allentown, reading the wind still not that much of a factor yet. but it will by morning. so it feels like 10 in allentown, 12 in reading. it's going to feel a whole lot colder than that, we'll have those numbers and tell you more about the early week storm with
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the seven-day in a few minutes. all right, glenn. the water is back on, the street is open in a west philadelphia neighborhood after a water main break that left this icy mess. >> the frigid weather caused the water ta freeze on the roads and on cars. this woman used a hammer to crack right through the ice. quite the job. >> i'd rather deal with the snow than this here. >> the water department tells nbc 10 the arctic air made repairs a challenge because those valves kept freezing. >> for those who don't mind feeling frozen there are events going on outside this weekend. >> deanna durante joins us live from chestnut hill. >> reporter: you can imagine that in this cold people would want to stay in. if you can find a place like this you find people outside. and in chestnut hill they don't want you to stay inside this weekend. they want you to come out and be in the cold weather.
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>> they really did. >> inside erica is joining a number of parents and care givers. escape is not what planners want you to be doing. >> from fear no ice we'll have 20 sculptures for our event tomorrow. >> the frozen themes along the avenue. planners get ready for the frozen event ice sculptors on the streets and many people know the kids don't mind the cold. >> it's tough because he loves the outdoors. >> moms and dads not sure they want to spend a lot of time in it. >> the schools are closed on fridays and mondays so you have to find something to do or kids go nuts. >> they are seeking warmth inside. all the businesses hope to use the event to get you inside. >> we have lots of places to stay warm as well, all of our shops like we're in now, but also our restaurants will be open and the market at the fairway so lots of places to stay warm after you watch the ice sculpting.
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>> reporter: they are going to have an ice bond fire. this fire bit here at the market is only one of the attractions but the ice bonfire will be in the parking lot you can check out. i don't know how an ice bonfire works but i guess we have to come to see it. deanna durante, "nbc 10 news." >> see it to believe it. many people braved the cold today, they stood out for hours to attend a parade for abraham lincoln. the march went through center city and stopped on chestnut street. the blue cross river rink at penns landing is open this weekend. no matter how cold it gets skaters still like to take to the ice. there they are tonight. and on sunday there's sweetheart skates three times to skate with your loved one starting at 5:00 p.m. >> now is the time to help anyone you know who doesn't have a place to stay. >> there are several options for people to get out of the cold in delaware. tim furlong is joining us from
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wilmington. >> it started snowing there. >> yeah. it's one of those things to give people insight. we stand here waiting for about 10 minutes before we go on live tv, hearing deanna and glenn. i'm thinking hurry up, it's cold. and then of course it starts snowing. for us it's inconvenient. for many this could be deadly. i asked isaiah how cold it is today. >> cold. >> reporter: right but the bad news it's going to get worse. way worse. tomorrow kevin has to deliver the mail in it. this rowhouse move can only keep you so warm but he says he prefer this is to the heat. >> when summer it's hot, slows you down, kills you. but days like this it keeps you moving. you can move better. >> reporter: at the friendship house they are pushing the sandwich makers hard. it's a code purple weekend, more spots will open in more places and more times for the state's homeless population. >> code purple is simple.
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nobody dies. that's the only, that's the only metric that matters. >> reporter: i'm told some here will still insist going back to their outdoor sleeping sites. organizers will do their best to change their minds. they worry about those who don't take the advice. >> some folks, their privacy is more important. i can do it. like give me an extra blanket or i've got a sleeping bag, i can do it. >> reporter: back live on market street. we hope a lot of the people make the right decision and stay inside a shelter. it's going to be a long weekend, a cold weekend. it's a pretty night now on market street in wilmington. a lot of good things happening here and on monday on a lighter note you can go buy your blue rocks opening day tickets, you can pay the temperature for your ticket. last year i got four temperatures for 60 cents it was that cold. get out and buy those. tim furlong, "nbc 10 news." >> you can head in now.
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get the latest on this weekend's dangerous cold with the nbc 10 app. imagine this. jumping into the ocean when it's colder than 20 degrees outside. still ahead at 6:00, the concerns for the people taking the polar bear plunge this weekend down the jersey shore. each more students became sick overnight at ursinus college. we checked with the college and told that seven new patients brings the total of sick students to 192. that's 10% of all students on campus. all activities are canceled this weekend. classes will start monday morning. workers are cleaning and disinfecting buildings throughout the weekend. health experts are waiting on test results for the exact cause of the illnesses. an update in the sexual assault case against bill cosby. we told you his lawyers filed an appeal on a judge's ruling from last week. cosby's attorneys asking that the case be thrown out because of an agreement between cosby and former montgomery county
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prosecutor bruce castor. we heard from the current district attorney. he does not believe cosby has a right to appeal at this point. he will oppose any further delays in the case. >> an attorney for former eagle lasean mccoy says authorities won't decide until at least next week quh he will face charges in a philly nightclub brawl. tmz released this video of the brawl. police say the argument began over the weekend over a bottle of champagne. mccoy who now plays for the buffalo bills is one of four men under investigation two off-duty officers injured in the fight went to the hospital with broken bones. now to decision 2016. eight days until the next primary, today senator bernie sanders received the support of the black lives matter movement in his home state of vermont. hillary clinton's campaign enlisted the support of black democrats to go after bernie sanders. tonight, clinton and sanders will attend the same event in
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minnesota. today clinton received help from her husband who campaigned in ohio. republicans have a busy weekend ahead in south carolina. tomorrow night the final six candidates will all appear on the same stage in greenville. the south carolina primary is a week from tomorrow. john kasich is benefiting from chris christie dropping out. one of christie's fund-raisers is now throwing his support behind kasich. ken langgon is now backing the ohio governor's campaign. >> headed to the white house t national constitution center's exhibit opened today. check out more behind the scenes video and pictures on the nbc 10 app. nbc 10 is the proud media sponsor of headed to the white house. an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run in delaware county to tell you about. an hour ago police announced that braheem scott is charged in a crash. scott was driving fast and the car's windshield covered in snow.
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mayor ann bennett was hit and killed. >> the dying widow of a gunman who opened fire will spend the rest of her life in prison. she was sentenced while lying in a bed at jefferson hospital. her son said just last week his mother had only 3 to 6 months left to live. david, his mother and sister convicted of cyber stalking, resulting in the 2013 death of david's ex-wife, christine. >> thousands of gearing up to take the plunge at the jersey shore this weekend. in dangerously cold weather. >> run in, book it back and a hot shower or something. >> how an annual dip will come with additional safety measures this year. >> i'm cold thinking about it. and a big thing saturday is going to be cold wait until sunday. ì% forecast. tonight a big bounce for the highest honor for allen iverson.
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the white house healthy community challenge in the books. philadelphia finished sixth. the white house pushed cities with large numbers of people without health insurance to be part of a sign-up competition. president obama you may recall
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invited nbc 10 to the white house to help get out the word to philadelphia. the winning city gets a visit from the president. well, milwaukee, wisconsin finished first, had the highest percentage of sign-ups under the affordable care act. chicago, atlanta, detroit, oakland, round out the top five. philly is sixth. there are 75,000 people in our area who were eligible for coverage for 2016 but did not sign up for health care coverage. >> tomorrow afternoon there will be a lot of people in cape may people. you have to be brave, maybe a little crazy with all due respect, to put any part of your body in the ocean right now. jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg reports on the polar bear plunge. >> i'm already cold. >> reporter: that's with all of her clothing on but katy and her friends say they are still ready to strip most of it off in dangerously cold weather tomorrow. and dive into the ocean. >> i don't know. you know, you don't get to do something like this you can
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check it off your bucket list, i guess. >> reporter: about 2200 people are expected to take that icy dip in the 39-degree surf, during sea isle city's polar bear plunge especially frigid this year because of that additional ambulance crews and police officers from cape may county will be on hand. >> it's going to be bitter cold. colder than they ever had before probably. >> reporter: how cold? at the time of the plunge at 2:00 p.m. the air temperature is expected to be about 17 degrees. couple that with sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles an hour, and the wind chill should be right around zero. >> use your head. this might not be the time to go in the first year. if you're not feeling up to it don't. >> reporter: some 45,000 people will pack the resort this weekend, they will find rubble where a coffee shop and clothing store were destroyed by a fire on january 23. the same day a damaging coastal storm flooded local businesses.
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many have reopened but joe roberts' vaunt is stillrestaura work in progress. >> the ability to be hop is not an option. the repair work has to be done. >> reporter: the weekend considered as big as the fourth of july in sea isle includes the polar bear run walk for autism. robert who is has a son with autism says the flood and its aftermath won't keep him away. >> i'm going to stand out with a bucket, with a smile on my face, but raise money for autism. >> reporter: ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. >> well, from frozen swimmers to frozen flowers, temperatures in the single digits on valentine's day. florists told us it's so cold they can't just drop off the flowers and leave them. the delicate petals need to be wrapped in plastic. >> check this out. a sea gull battled the cold weather in philadelphia, got stuck to this rock it was sitting on. rosemary connors, that's her
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hand i think helping to rescue the sea gull. we're told it was actually okay. >> gosh. >> rosemary, multitalented. >> she is. >> man and beast. it's not safe for man nor beast, glenn, in this weather. >> no. and it's going to get colder. it's going to feel 15 to 20 degrees colder at this time tomorrow night than it does right now. so you can head outside over the next couple of hours, get a feel for it. and then imagine 20 degrees colder than that. that's tomorrow night. near record cold coming tomorrow night. and into sunday morning. dangerous wind chills. and gusts as high as 50 miles an hour. the temperatures in the low to mid-20s, we've seen that for the last several hours. temperature only dropping very, very slowly out there right now. we're waiting for the arctic front to come through and while we do there have been snow flurries across the area, but you can see the visibility is still excellent in philadelphia.
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so it cannot be snowing very hard. the visibility gets reduced as the snow gets harder. the wind chill warning in effect for the poconos until sunday at 1:00 p.m. wind chill advisory for the rest of the area, until sunday at 9:00 a.m. conditions will be a little bit more tolerable sunday afternoon than they will be saturday afternoon. and not much wind right now. but by morning there will be and even though the temperature doesn't change much, when the wind increases, the wind chill goes down. it's going to feel like 5 by 7:00 tomorrow morning. and then it gets even colder by 2:00, it feels like 3 below. 5 below by 8:00. 14 below by 8:00 a.m. sunday. that's when it's going to feel the coldest and by sunday afternoon we're actually feeling like it's above zero. we're going to have similar kinds of temperatures and wind
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chills across the entire area. ocean city, 8 with a wind chill of 17 below. by sunday morning. 2 degrees in philly. that would tie a record. 4 degrees in wilmington with a wind chill of 15 below. 1 below in doylestown, wind chill 22 below. and 3 below in allentown. the record for allentown is 1 below so we may set some records there. we also have to be concerned about frozen potentially bursting pipes, hypothermia like those people jumping into the ocean tomorrow. when they get out, get covered up real quick. get dry real quick. frostbite, don't want to leave anything uncovered. total coverage of all exposed skin. here's the radar and you can see some light snow across the area, but we showed you the pictures. it's not heavy enough to reduce the visibility much which means it's not really heavy enough to accumulate.
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a little bit more significant down across northern delaware, the real significant snow is south of the state of delaware. that's what i'm going to be watching the most. you look at the visibility to see how heavy the snow is. coatesville is 5 miles. and wilmington and philadelphia, bluebell, not seeing reduck sthun at all. so that's flurry kind of intensity. not anything more. patchy light snow in parts of the area with bitter winds coming toward daybreak. it's going to pick up by daybreak and as you saw, the wind chill drops quickly. frigid winds 20 to 30, gusts as high as 50. and temperatures only in the teens. there's the coldest at sunday morning, then on monday we have a storm developing. snow moving in. could accumulate but it's going to change to rain. by monday night and into tuesday, as that storm moves past. >> you have a few hours left to
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get into the lottery to run the country's largest 10-mile race. >> the blue cross broad street run lottery registration ends at 11:59. 40,000 runners will take the 10-mile trek down broad street. the race is sunday morning, may 1. for the second straight year nbc 10 and telemundo 62 will broadcast from start to finish. john, are you registered? >> not yet, jackie. i'm going to be at the end of the line. i'll finish lastment we'll hear from allen iverson. a timist for the haul of flame. dear fellow citizen, i know how it feels to save for retirement and college - times two. i get that it can be overwhelming, because i'm living it. but i always tell people - saving's not that complicated. you just have to work with what you have.
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if you have a question about saving, ask me. sincerely, alex payne. fellow dad and fellow citizen.
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hey, i'm john clark. allen iverson a finalist for the basketball hall of fame and the class will be announced in the beginning of april. this was announced today at nba all star weekend. a.i. is known by a lot as pound for pound the best player in nba history. the ceremony is in september and it seems like a.i. is a shoo-in. but listen to this. >> congratulations on the nomination and we may be seeing you later this summer. you never know. >> maybe. when? >> springfield? >> i hope so. >> come on. you got to know where you're going. former wisconsin coach bo ryan also a finalist. flyers have a back-to-back this weekend. the devils and rangers. last night the flyers crushed the sabres.
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four points out of a playoff spot. how closely do they watch these standings? >> pretty much every two hours. >> you feel if you lose you don't. >> i don't sit and go through what results would be good or bad. that's a waste of time. most important thing for us is to take care of our own business. >> come ochblt look at cnn philly.com. radko gudas will not face discipline for this despite the sabres player saying he is dirty and an idiot and stupid. on to the phillies pitchers and catchers report wednesday. first workout thursday. today the truck, the equipment truck left for clearwater, here it is, the phanatic helping out. the manager has a dilemma. does he go for the wins or try to grow and give the young players playing time to see what they can do?
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>> we expect them to improve. we expect them to help win games. i'm not going to leave nolan or take nola out of a game to baby him. we want to take him to the next level. the development part on some of these guys is over. they are going to continue learning but at the same time after your first year in the big leaguings now you get down to business and win games. >> jim, i'm feeling a little warmer seeing that truck going down to clearwater. getting us down there. we have to go? >> yes. i'll be your intern. whatever. >> sure. i think i'm your intern. >> let's go. thanks, john. now for a look at what's coming up at 11:00. a warning for pet owners, people emperson nating the spca.
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there's some of those snow flurries over philadelphia near
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i-95 now. but the story this weekend is going to be the brutal cold. tonight, dangerous freeze. below zero in 16 states. 65 million people plunge into the teeth of a polar vortex. urgent warnings of a potentially deadly winter blast. donald trump threatens to sue ted cruz as bernie sanders accuses hillary clinton of landing a low blow. it's getting nasty. achete horror, a viterbo restaurant attack. a man suddenly starts slashing and stabbing people inside. the fbi investigating and asking was it terrorism? trapped by war. our team inside syria as word of a deal to stop the bloodshed is met with skepticism, and assad vows to retake the entire country. and your medical records at risk of being stolen and sold for fraud. one out of three

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