Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Little snow for Philadelphia area, delays linger at airport

Diane Purcell, left, and Marilyn McCullough bundled up as they make their way along Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill.  A mixture of snow, sleet, and rain hit the area.  ( Charles Fox / Staff Photographer )
Diane Purcell, left, and Marilyn McCullough bundled up as they make their way along Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. A mixture of snow, sleet, and rain hit the area. ( Charles Fox / Staff Photographer )
Story Highlights
  • The storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of Pennsylvania, spared the Philadelphia region with rain, enough rain to cause widespread delays and cancellations at the Philadelphia International Airport.
  • By midnight, more than an inch of rain had fallen in Philadelphia, and light rain continued into the early-morning hours.
  • Northwest Pennsylvania was hit especially hard by the storm, with 14 inches of snow falling in Cooperstown and Oil City, and 10 to 12 inches reported in other towns.

In the end, it was mostly rain for Philadelphia.

A storm that hit much of the East Coast on Wednesday -- dumping more than a foot of snow on some parts of Pennsylvania -- largely spared the Philadelphia region. But the rain that did fall was enough to cause widespread delays and cancellations at Philadelphia International Airport that are continuing into this morning.

The airport's website is showing cancelled flights and some delays of more than four hours. Travelers can check the status of their flight at phl.org/passengerinfo/Pages/FlightInformation.aspx.

Snowfall totals were light in the region. Parts of Chester County saw an inch of snow, while areas of Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware counties reported a half-inch, according to the National Weather Service. Just a trace fell in Philadelphia. In New Jersey, parts of Somerset County got one to two inches.

By midnight, more than an inch of rain had fallen in Philadelphia, and light rain continued into the early-morning hours. Through 3 a.m., 2.6 inches of rain had fallen in Atlantic City and nearly three inches had fallen in Cape May, the weather service said.

A flood warning is in effect through the morning in Monmouth and Ocean counties. The weather service says flooding is imminent or has been reported in those areas, but streams are likely to rise slowly, so flash floods aren't expected.

In Atlantic and Cape May counties, a coastal flood advisory is in effect this morning. That means minor tidal flooding is expected.

Northwest Pennsylvania was hit especially hard by the storm, with 14 inches of snow falling in Cooperstown and Oil City, and 10 to 12 inches reported in other towns.

The weather service is predicting more snow to hit the Philadelphia area Saturday.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

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