Friday, February 12, 2016

Snow: Near 4 inches in Bucks, Burlco

Snow surprises, but only 0.2 inches lands at the airport.

Snow: Near 4 inches in Bucks, Burlco

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This marked the 27th calendar day of the season in which snow has been reported officially at Philadelphia International Airport.

And all Philadelphia has to show for it is a grand seasonal total of 7.2 inches.

Snowfall this morning reduced visibiltities, and evidently that has contributed to traffic tie-ups (That might suggest that we were out of practice), and 3- to 4-inch amounts have been reported from Burlington and Bucks Counties.

Here is the updated snow total list.

But a mere 0.2 inches had been reported by the official spotter at National Park, Gloucester County, across from the airport.

Even so, that puts this one at No. 8 on the seasonal list, with the 1.5 of Jan. 24 safely holding on to No. 1. Areas to the northeast of the city have reported higher amounts, with 3.9 measuerd in Mount Laurel, and several inches in northern New Jersey.

The snow is a throwback from a storm well off the coast that drove snow bands from the northeast to the southwest; usually, precipitation moves from southwest to northeast.

The snow is over in the immediate Philadelphia area, and expect it to disappear quickly.

Inquirer Weather Columnist
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