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Severe Weather Across Chester County

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Thunderstorm (Photo credit: m.prinke)

Severe weather is expected throughout the region today, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a number of severe weather alerts across the area. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect through 11:00am. A flood watch is in effect from 10:00am through late tonight.The U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club suspended play this morning due to the severe weather.

The National Weather Service advises people to tie down loose objects and use caution during the morning commute. The forecast calls for periods of moderate to heavy rain with wind and lightning associated with a line of showers and thunderstorms this morning. For an up-to-date forecast and information on the storm visit the National Weather Services website, http://www.weather.gov.

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The Main Line Hosts The 2013 U.S. Open

The 2013 U.S. Open kicked off at the Merion Golf Club in Lower Merion yesterday. The West Chester area welcomes golfers and spectators to America’s National Golf Championship; Tiger Wood’s was spotted in town at Barnaby’s of West Chester earlier this week! The tournament is sure to have a big impact on the area for the next seven days.

So what exactly is the U.S. Open? The U.S. Open is one of the four major annual tournaments in professional golf; the others being The Masters, The Open Championship, and The PGA Championship. This is the fifth time Merion Golf Club has hosted the event. It last hosted it in 1981. In the context of pro golf, it’s a very big deal. For more information visit the official event page www.usopen.com or click here.

 

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