Polar Vortex 2 – Photos from Overnight in Philadelphia

A second polar vortex (read about the phenomenon at Weather Underground) in one month’s time brought arctic temperatures to the Philadelphia area, and this time it came with a snowstorm. Close to a foot of snow fell on Philly last night (along with the rest of a relatively narrow strip of the East Coast along I-95, outside of this corridor the totals were lower). The Declaration was out and about into the wee hours this morning, until the flakes stopped falling, to capture images of the city.

We’ll be posting more throughout the day, and would love photos from your neighborhood. Just tweet your pics @declarationphl, @dustinslaughter, or @kennethlipp, or email them to phillydeclaration@gmail.com, and we’ll share them here in our gallery (with proper credit to the photographer).

Constitution Hall. Photo by Kenneth Lipp

Constitution Hall. Photo by Kenneth Lipp

View of the Delaware River and lights of Camden from above Penn's Landing. Photo by Kenneth LippView of the Delaware River and lights of Camden from above Penn’s Landing. Photo by Kenneth Lipp

 

Franklin Institute. Photo by Kenneth Lipp

Franklin Institute. Photo by Kenneth Lipp

Sculpture on Vine St. Photos by Kenneth Lipp

Sculpture on Vine St. Photos by Kenneth Lipp

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Look for more throughout the day, and be sure to send us your pics and videos!

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About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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