Saturday, December 29, 2012

Snow Departs, Airport Avoids Accumulation

Officially at the Airport (er, National Park, where the snowfall observer for Philadelphia), a trace of snow fell today.  That said, a general half inch to two inches of snow fell along and north of Market Street through the northern two-thirds of the city today.  Got reports of upwards of two inches in Roxborough, an inch in Northeast Philadelphia, a half inch in Fox Chase.  By looking at various traffic cameras around the region, the lion's share of the city did at least get a coating of snow in that 11-Noon timeframe when the initial "thump" of snow moved through.

That thump ended up producing a pretty decent snowfall across the northern burbs -- generally two to four inches fell above the city across the suburban counties, with some four to five inch totals across Western Chester County out towards Spring City, Pughtown, and East Coventry.

The Poconos picked up generally between three and six inches of snow this afternoon, adding to their snowy and icy pickup from earlier this week.

Between a trace and a half inch of snow fell along the South Jersey suburban corridors of I-295 and the New Jersey Turnpike, with rain pretty much common east of the Turnpike in Jersey up to about I-195.  Central into North Jersey picked up a few inches of snow today -- generally between one and four in the nearby parts of Central Jersey.

Today's winner in snowfall as of reports into the NWS at 7 PM was Bernville in Berks County -- 6.1" of snow from a spotter earlier today.

More:  Snowfall Totals (NWS) -- through 7 PM tonight.