Browsing All posts tagged under »Weather«

Is the Snow Day Dead?

January 23, 2023 by


Fleetwood Area High School Flexible Instruction Days (FID) are meant to benefit students education. An important aspect of high school is making sure grades are good and one’s mind is focused on school work, studying, and homework. Snow days can be different for many people. “FID days are pointless when it comes to doing work,” Fleetwood […]

California Heat Brings Wildfires

August 9, 2022 by


Wildfires in California have been going on for a while now every single year. It’s been getting worse, and humans have the power to put a stop to these fires that are harming the environment. The week after May 23, 2022, many fires were occurring in California. More than half a dozen occurred in forty-eight […]

Winter Storm Kills Two in the South, Migrates North

February 11, 2022 by


A winter storm in the south part of the United States killed two people during the weekend of 15 January and traveled up the northeast coast, hitting Pennsylvania and New York. The southeast received more than nine inches of snow. While this snowstorm was moving, it knocked out power for thousands of people in many […]

Snow Days Look a Little Different This School Year

February 24, 2021 by


“I think it would be cool to have a full spring break instead of snow days,” sophomore Casey Batz said. Winter came this year and it came with a vengeance compared to last year. The groundhog even saw his shadow, so winter’s going to be extended. Again. This year, due to the hybrid schedule of […]

Hurricane Florence Slams the Carolinas

October 4, 2018 by


The “Storm of a Lifetime”, Hurricane Florence, was marked as a category 5 for areas around the Carolina coast. More than one million people had to undergo mandatory evacuation as the storm crept near the East Coast of the United States. Florence arrived by crossing the Atlantic Ocean.  During this journey, it’s wind speeds decreased […]

Random Cheese: What’s Your Favorite Thing About Winter?

November 1, 2017 by


“Honestly, I hate winter because it’s all cold and stuff, and I hate the cold and stuff,” senior Josh Nasados said. “Snow,” sophomore Emily Logar said. “Snowboarding,” senior Nicole Rohall said. “Lord of the Rings marathons,” senior Leah Conrad said. “Nothing,” senior Zach Warren said. “Sports,” sophomore Trent Gehringer said. “Snow,” sophomore Callie Barr said. […]

Warmer Weather Brings Disappointment to FAHS

November 23, 2016 by


Lately, Berks County has been experiencing changes in the weather throughout the fall season. During the day, the weather forecast has increased drastically. With high winds and frost covering the grass in the early morning, locals would never expect the weather during midday to be as high as it has been lately; the wind dies […]

Evidence for Global Warming Convinces Most

November 4, 2016 by


A topic that has been exceedingly controversial in the recent past is climate change and global warming. In a nutshell, global warming is a change in regional or global climate patterns. In recent years, temperatures have progressively grown warmer. The Greenhouse effect could be one cause of the rapid warming of the earth. Greenhouse gasses […]

Random Cheese: What Is Your Favorite Thing about Fall?

November 3, 2016 by


“Everything,”sophomore  Lia Bennicoff said. “The color changing in the leaves,” senior Katheryn Mercurio said. “Not having to mow the grass as often,” junior Lydia Atkins said. “Wearing long sleeved shirts and jeans,” senior Zach Heller said. “I’m not very fond of fall,” junior Elizabeth Horinka said. “The election,” freshman Noah Hottel said. “The weather,” freshman […]

Climate Change Remains a Hot Topic

November 1, 2016 by


One of the most important issues in politics and science right now is that of climate change. It seems like everyone has a slightly different opinion, but the facts do seem to outweigh the skepticism. Over the last hundred years, the global average temperature has risen 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit. As of July 2016, each of […]

Winter Weather Brings Daily Surprises

January 17, 2015 by


The weather this winter has been very odd. One day it is 60 degrees and sunny; then the next day it is 30 degrees and snowing. The weather the second half of the season has been brutal. It ranged from 15 degrees to the wind chill being -15. “If it is going to be this cold, […]

Tornado Touches Down in Arkansas

May 22, 2014 by


A tornado struck Ferndale, Arkansas. This tornado was unexpected and brought tragedy to the community. Many people were killed and major damage caused. News reporters are calling this tornado an utter devastation. This tornado killed a minimum of fifteen people and destroyed many homes. This tornado also hit in an area that was still recovering from […]

Philly Snowfall Still Pales to Alaska

March 13, 2014 by


This year has been record breaking for snowfall. Compared to previous years, this is the coldest winter Pennsylvanians have had in quite a few years. Researchers gathered information stating Philadelphia has had a total of 54.8 inches of snow this year so far. According to, it has been snowing over 2 inches per hour. […]

Polar Vortex Descends on Fleetwood

February 3, 2014 by


“It’s almost unbearable,” junior Ryan Gantz said. The polar vortex – a far-reaching Arctic air mass shooting southward – returned early Monday morning, 27 January, to 20 of the lower 48 states, creating subzero temperatures that were expected to last through Wednesday. Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Detroit, and others were expected to hit the lowest […]

Ice Traps Ships

January 27, 2014 by


Two ships recently became stuck in the Antarctic ice. A Chinese vessel named Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, was stuck in 10 to 13 feet deep of ice. The passengers were 13 miles away from ice-free water. The ship was going to do research on global warming and the shrinking of polar ice caps.   […]

Typhoon Haiyan Devastates the Philippines

December 10, 2013 by


“It’s so sad. Seeing all the destruction just makes me sad,” senior Cesar Avila said. This typhoon or hurricane hit the Philippines on 8 November 2013. Its special name was Typhoon Haiyan. It was one of the strongest ever to hit these islands. According to CNN, about 9 to 13 million people were affected. Of […]

Tornados Devastate Midwest

June 5, 2013 by


On 19 May 2013, a series of tornadoes devastated the mid-west, specifically Oklahoma and Kansas. These tornadoes weren’t just passers-by; they were big and extremely high on the scale. The system of tornadoes stretched from Minnesota to Texas. It was said there were heavy amounts of rain and baseball-sized hail in these states. The main […]

Weather Woes in the Forecast

May 13, 2013 by


It has been really hot, then freezing cold, then extremely dry, and then too humid that we could hear our hair frizz up before we even were outside. Pennsylvanians agree it has been a weird time for weather this year as well as the end of the 2012.  One of the most trending questions now is what are […]

FASD Closed Today

January 28, 2013 by


At approximately 5:40 a.m. This morning, Dr. Paul Eaken closed Fleetwood Area School District in anticipation of inclement weather conditions.

Sandy Brings Devastation on Northbound Journey

November 21, 2012 by


On 29 October, 2012, Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, devastated parts of the east coast. Sandy is estimated to have caused around $20 billion in damage. The storm prevented people from leaving their homes and forced some to find other ways of entertaining themselves. “To prepare for the hurricane, we bought a […]

Snow Squall Strikes City

February 21, 2012 by


On Tuesday, 3 January 2012, turbulent weather shocked commuters driving through Reading. It was a normal morning…until the snow came. “It was more like a light dusting that was blowing across the road,” media teacher Sean Gaston said. It might not have been a lot of snow, but the roads were not prepared for it. Slick […]

2012 Winter Weather Offers Little Threat

January 19, 2012 by


It seems as if another brutal winter is in store for the 2011-12 season. Thanks to La Nina, a coupled ocean phenomenon, multiple storms have been predicted throughout the United States. La Nina is influenced by the Jetstream along the coasts of the United States. Unlike last year, where Northeast was hit the hardest, North […]

Fleetwood Closed on Monday, 31 October

October 30, 2011 by


In an AlertNow Message at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, 30 October, Superintendent Dr. Paul Eaken informed students and staff that the Fleetwood Area School District would be closed on Monday, 31 October, owing to road closures and fallen trees.

Tornadoes Stir Up Trouble in Southern U.S.

May 24, 2011 by


On April 29th, 2011, the deadliest tornado outbreak in nearly forty years took place in the southern region of the United States. Almost 300 people from six different states were killed bythese deadly tornadoes. Out of all six states, Alabama was by far the deadliest, tallying 210 deaths. The next day, President Barack Obama signed a […]