Snowfall Records Fall in Washington,DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia

So much or global warming or climate change or whatever such nonsense. The Mid-Atlantic region in the US has been slammed with record breaking snowfall.

In the Nation’s capitol the snowfall shatter all time record for snowfall. The 2009-20010 winter season is the snowiest in modern history at 54.9 inches that’s 5 tenths of an inch over the previous record of 54.4 inches set in 1898-1899. The current measurement taken at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

In Philadelphia the recent blizzards has catapulted the 2009-2010 winter season is the snowiest on record beating the 1995-1996 which recorded the snowfall at 65.5. This recent record is at 73.3 inches. Both recorded at Philadelphia International Airport.

This storm only brought 14 inches of snowfall.

“This is almost beyond words,” said WCAU-TV Chief Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz. “No matter how old you are, you probably will never experience a winter like this in your lifetime, again.”

Records shattered throughout the Delaware Valley area:

  • Wilmington, Del. — 12.8 inches
  • Bear, Del. — 12.8 inches
  • Ewing, N.J. — 17.5
  • Cherry Hill, N.J. — 13 inches
  • Boyerton, Pa. — 23.3 inches
  • Perkasie, Pa. — 21 inches
  • East Nantmeil, Pa. — 26.8 inches
  • Allentown, Pa. — 17.6 inches
  • Trappe, Pa. — 21.8 inches
  • Elkins Park, Pa. — 16.5 inches

In Baltimore records were blown out. 16.9 inches of snow fell at Baltimore-Washington / Justice Thurgood Marshall International Airport in this storm. Overall,77.3 inches fell since the beginning of the season in December. The previous record was 62.5 set in 1995-1996.

WJLA-TV/HD “ABC 7 News”/News Channel 8

WCAU-TV/ HD “NBC10 News”

WZ-TV/HDTV “Channel 13 Eyewitness News”


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