Counting the back-end snow that accumulated after midnight at Philadelphia’s official measuring station, the final storm total came to 11.5 inches.
That upped the seasonal accumulation to 54.8 inches, still No. 5 in the 130-year period of snow records, but No. 3 and 4 must be sweating bullets.
This season is only 0.1 inches away from No. 4, the winter of 1977-78, at 54.9, a half-inch from 1898-99.
If forecasts are right, the standings are about to change.
The National Weather Service is calling for 1 to 3 in inches of snow tonight and tomorrow, and AccuWeather is going with 2 to 4. It would take just under an inch to vault 2013-14 into third place.
We’ve observed that this is the first winter with four snowfalls of 8 inches or more.
Now it also is one of just five with two or more double-digit
Alan Weiss, a weather savvy astute reader, the one who saw the error in our top 10 chart the other day, notes that his is one of only six winters with two double-digit snows.
Here’s the list:
- 1960-61 (3)
- 2009-10 (3)
Here is the updated seasonal list:
- 78.7inches, 2009-10
- 65.5inches, 1995-96
- 55.4inches, 1898-99
- 54.9inches, 1977-78
- 54.8inches, 2013-14
- 49.1inches, 1960-61
- 46.3inches, 2002-03
- 44.3inches, 1966-67
- 44.0inches, 2010-11
- 43.9inches, 1917-18