Thursday, July 30, 2015

Snow: One more thump?

One more snow band coming, with maybe another inch or two.

Snow: One more thump?


Snow totals generally are at the low ends of the forecast range, particularly to the south of Philadelphia, but the bizarre storm affecting the region did stage somewhat of a rally this morning, with a band of heavy snow and high winds that veiled visibilities.

One more significant band should cross the region in the next hour or so, and that could leave an additional 1 to 2 inches, said Valerie Meola, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.

From noon on, snow showers and flurries are expected, and they could persist right into tomorrow.

Although it's been snowing now for over 24 hours in most of the region, the snow totals in the immediate Philadelphia area have fallen short of the high-end forecasts, for a variety of reasons.

The heaviest amounts fell just to the north, with a foot in Allentown, and the Poconos and northwest New Jersey were buried, and don't be surprised to see 2-foot totals up that way.

Around here, 10 inches was measured in East Nantmeal, Chester County, and 4.1 officially in Philadelphia, bringing the lusty seasonal total to 77.1 inches -- over 6 1/2 feet.

The winds and falling snow will continue to reduce visibility and make driving unpleasant, if not dangerous.





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