Monday, September 22, 2014
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Snow: Another milestone

Snow records keep piling up.

Snow: Another milestone

Unlike during the Valentines Day blizzard, there was no free parking during the latest storm. A Philadelphia Parking Authority supervisor pushes away snow Friday to ticket a minivan parking in three hour parking zone off Front Street in Society Hill. (Tom Gralish / Staff Photographer)
Unlike during the Valentines Day blizzard, there was no free parking during the latest storm. A Philadelphia Parking Authority supervisor pushes away snow Friday to ticket a minivan parking in three hour parking zone off Front Street in Society Hill. (Tom Gralish / Staff Photographer)

At last report, 5.6 inches of snow was measured officially at Philadelphia International Airport (actually by the observer across the river in National Park), bringing the February total to 51.5.

That is not only a record for any month in Philadelphia, only three other entire winters had more snow than has fallen this year in February.

The seasonal total stands at a record 78.7, and the only other winters in which the entire seasonal total would have out-snowed February 2010 were 1996-97, 65.5; 55.4, 1898-99, and 54.9, 1977-78.

A band of heavy snow was pounding an arc from Wilmington to Cape May, but that should be about hit for the heavy hitters, although a few snow showers are still possible into tonight, and the National Weather Service winter storm warning remains in effect until 5.

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Based on the semi-final totals, accumulations ranged from 6 to 12 inches to the north and west, and 5 to 10 over South Jersey and just a tad less over northern Delaware.

The main roads appear to be in decent shape. The only thing to watch out for is snow blowing across the roadways, although the winds are starting to back off.

Let the equinox countdown begin.

Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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Tony Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for The Inquirer for 26 years.

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