Saturday, September 5, 2015

Snow record: My slip-up

Philly still 1.7 inches shy of the two-season record.

Snow record: My slip-up

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With today's official 5.2 inches in Philadelphia, the total for the last two seasons stands at 99.8.

We incorrectly stated that it represented a two-year record. In the winter of 2008-09, the seasonal total was 22.8, bumped up by to two storms that appeared to target the official measuring point in National Park.

Thus, the 2008-09, 2009-10 total was 101.5, which beat the 95.1 of 1977-78, '78-'79.

Our thanks to Tom Thunstrom, keeper of the excellent PhillyWeather.net site, for pointing out the mistake.

Inquirer Weather Columnist
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