Thursday, January 31, 2013
Windswept, Soaked, Blustered
Rainfall was projected to be higher to the west -- and it was. The city through 5 AM picked up just shy of an inch of rainfall but those totals quickly picked up as one traveled west. Two to three inches of rain was common across Western Chester, Western Montgomery, Berks and the Lehigh Valley, and Northern Lancaster Counties. The highest "official" total so far came in from Lancaster at 2.55" for the storm.
There's been question regarding the last "big" January storm that produced wind swept rains. It occurred three years ago -- January 24th & 25th, 2010 when we picked up one to two inches of rain, along with winds that gusted (ironically) to 44 mph in Philadelphia, similar to last night's storm.