Jul 28, 2014
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Storm Makes This 2nd Snowiest Winter Ever

This was the most snow we’ve ever had on St. Patrick’s Day.

Storm Makes This 2nd Snowiest Winter Ever

The snow we’ve had this winter continues to be record-breaking.

The overnight storm’s official snow total at Philadelphia International Airport — 4.5 inches — officially makes this the snowiest St. Paddy’s Day in the city’s history. The previous holiday record-holder was was back in 1892, when 3.5 inches fell, CBS reported.

And that storm total added to the snow that’s already fallen this winter brings the region’s snowfall total to 67.4 inches of the white stuff, making it the second-snowiest winter in history. Or at least since we started keeping track of this kind of thing.

The worst winter was 2009-2010, when a total of 78.7 inches of snow fell, ABC reported. The previous second-worst winter was 1995-1996, when 65.5 inches of snow fell.

The snow wasn’t as heavy in the northern parts of the region — areas of Bucks County received less than an inch of snow, and the snowfall was insignificant enough in the Lehigh Valley that the National Weather Service didn’t record any official snowfall amounts.

Here’s a local at the officials snow totals in the region, as recorded by the National Weather Service:

Bucks County
Langhorne: 1.2 inches
Warrington: 0.9 inches
West Rockhill Twp.: 0.5 inches

Chester County
Chesterbrook: 2.5 inches
Phoenixville: 1.9 inches
West Chester: 1.5 inches
Chester Springs: 1.0 inches

Delaware County
Chadds Ford: 4.2 inches
Media: 4.0 inches
Drexel Hill: 3.2 inches
Wayne: 2.6 inches

Montgomery County
Wynnewood: 3.0 inches
Horsham: 2.0 inches
Ambler: 1.8 inches
Lower Moreland Twp.: 1.1 inches
Limerick: 1.0 inches
Royersford: 0.3 inches

Philadelphia International Airport: 4.5 inches
Mount Airy: 2.4 inches

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