Snow: More history

The 6 inches measured officially overnight at National Park/Philadelphia International Airport places the winter of 2010-11 at No. 8 on the Philadelphia all-time list.

That bumped the seasonal total to 44.0, knocking out the legendary winter of 1957-58 from the Top 10.

We say legendary because it was characterized by a surprise snow in December, a paralyzing blizzard in February and an attack of heavy, wet snow at the spring equinox. The seasonal total was 41.8.

The Philadelphia two-year snow total is up to a ridiculous 122.7, that's over 10 feet, and about six seasons' worth of snow for typical Philadelphia winters. That's far and away a two-winter record.

This is only the second time in the 125-year period of record that snowfall has exceeded 40 inches in back-to-back winters; it also happened in 1977-78 and '78-'79.

One big difference between this winter and its predecessors is that this one isn't over yet.

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