Snow Storm Packs Quite A Punch

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An early-season major winter storm dumped over a foot of snow on Philadelphia and more than 19 inches on some parts of the Garden State.

Residents in and around the region woke up Monday morning to a heavy blanket of snow. The snow came to an end early Monday, but the major problem will be strong winds.

When all said and done, the city of Philadelphia received 12.4 inches of the white stuff. A snow emergency remains in effect and city officials said trash and recycling pick-up is cancelled for Monday.

The season’s first snow storm also impacted Sunday’s scheduled Eagles game against the Minnesota Vikings. The game has been postponed until Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. It is the first time that an NFL game will be played on a Tuesday since 1946.

The state of New Jersey was hit hardest by the major snow storm. Cape May received 18 inches of snow while Atlantic City got 19 inches. The small town of Dennisville in Cape May County received a whopping 26.5 inches.

Here is a small sample of snow fall amounts from around the region: Mt. Holly, New Jersey: 12.5 inches. Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania: 11.3 and outside the CBS 3 SkyDeck, there was 11.5 inches.

While the storm has moved out of the region, strong winds will be a problem all day Monday. Gusts of 45 mph are possible.

The storm and snow will become a distant memory as the temperature for New Year’s Day could reach 50 degrees.

Reported By: Steve Beck, CBS 3


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One Comment

  1. Michael Carr says:

    What a bunch of yellow bellies. It’s DEC its going to snow. GET OVER IT!

  2. Kenneth Glenn Koons says:

    As a Cape May and Philly boy from the ’30’s, I pray for those people and especially the Eagles as they play Tues. eve. I have wonderful friends in Cape May so hope they are well and that the ocean did not flood as feared.

  3. Nino says:

    19 inches! That’s what she said!

  4. jay r says:

    i live in so cal,im goin surfing, go chargers oh never mind

  5. kevin says:

    Pansies. Big and tough New York and Philly brought to their knees by some snow! LOL!!! Go live in Buffalo for a while and see how well you do. I will cut Philly a break but those New Yorkers will exaggerate.

  6. Cody Litkey says:

    I was in New York for “a foot of snow” that was 4 inches at best.

    These liars are measuring the drifts.

    The east coast can’t hang, in the Midwest we call this event, Sunday night.

  7. dave says:

    Really!, “Mt. Holly, New Jersey: 12.4 inches. Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania: 11.3 and outside the CBS 3 SkyDeck, there was 11.5 inches.” Then show me the pictures (the proof to prove it to me) because around the West Chester/Downingtown/Coatesville area we only got about 2 – 3 inches and most of that blew southwest. I am not buying the media hipe!

    1. Nicole says:

      The storm was south and east of West Chester/Downingtown/Coatesville, so areas that were south and/or east of that area got more snow than you did.

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