The morning snow reports are coming in, with totals in the immediate Philadelphia area and just to the south ranging from the ridiculous to the incredible.
As of 8 a.m., 17 inches was measured officially at Philadelphia International Airport, with fat flakes still flying. Elsewhere, from Philadelphia on south, totals ranged from 15 to 20 inches.
You may never see this again in a Philadelphia winter. The airport total is a milestone: Never in the history of official recordkeeping, which began in 1884, has Philadelphia has recorded two mega-snowfalls of 17-plus inches in the same season.
It looks like the bulk of the accumulating snow should end by noon, said Joe Miketta, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, but the storm still has a shot at matching the 23.2 airport total of Dec. 19-20.