Frigid end to the stretch: Snowstorms blanket the Delaware Valley

Frigid end to the stretch: Snowstorms blanket the Delaware Valley

The recent back-to-back snowstorms have left the Delaware Valley buried in snow, causing widespread closures and disruptions.

The Delaware Valley has endured a relentless barrage of snowstorms this week, with the second round of back-to-back storms finally coming to an end. The region has been blanketed with snow, leading to school and business closures, as well as significant disruptions to daily life. As residents dig out from the snow, the National Weather Service has reported impressive snowfall totals across Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. With above-average snowfall already recorded, the question remains: what does Mother Nature have in store for us next?

Snowfall totals in Pennsylvania

The National Weather Service has reported some of the highest snow totals in Pennsylvania. New Hope and Malvern received 5.0 inches of snow, while Chelsea saw 5.5 inches. Royersford and West Philadelphia experienced 6.0 inches and 5.9 inches, respectively. Plymouth Meeting also received 5.5 inches of snow.

Snowfall in Philadelphia

Philadelphia saw a range of snow totals during the recent storm. West Philadelphia recorded 5.9 inches of snow, while Philadelphia International Airport reported 4.6 inches. Overall, the city received approximately four to six inches of snow.

Snowfall in the Lehigh Valley

Unlike other parts of the region, the Lehigh Valley received relatively lower snowfall. Washington Township saw 3.0 inches, Macungie received 2.8 inches, and Hellertown recorded 2.5 inches. Kunkletown and Reading airport both experienced 2.1 inches of snow.

Snowfall in Delaware

Delaware witnessed the highest snowfall totals, transforming Kent and New Castle counties into a winter wonderland. Dover received 7.0 inches of snow, while Clayton and Middletown both saw 6.0 inches. Delaware City and Bear experienced 5.5 inches, with Milford receiving 5.0 inches.

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Snowfall in New Jersey

Parts of New Jersey, particularly Atlantic, Cumberland, and Gloucester Counties, were hit hard by the snowstorms. Atlantic City received 6.0 inches, while Hopewell Township and Mount Royal both saw 6.5 inches. Medford Township experienced 6.1 inches, with Mount Laurel and Blackwood receiving 6.0 inches and 5.8 inches, respectively.

Above-average snowfall and the outlook for February

The recent snowstorms have already pushed Philadelphia’s snowfall above the average for January, which typically sees 7.1 inches of snow. Historically, February is the snowiest month in the region. With the above-normal snowfall already recorded, residents are bracing themselves for what Mother Nature has in store for February.

Conclusion: The Delaware Valley has been hit hard by back-to-back snowstorms, leaving the region covered in a thick blanket of snow. From Pennsylvania to Delaware and New Jersey, communities have experienced significant disruptions and closures. As residents dig out and assess the damage, attention turns to February, historically the snowiest month in the region. With above-average snowfall already recorded, it remains to be seen what challenges Mother Nature has in store for us next.