Our latest winter storm is underway and this one is different from the others, in that it’s what we’re calling an “upside down” storm.
We continue to monitor a developing system for Sunday night and Monday that looks like one of our bigger winter storms of this stormy season.
After a frigid Friday, temperatures rebound ever so slightly as we welcome in March this weekend, but we will also welcome yet another winter storm, our 15th of the season.
Reinforcing blasts of cold air will move through the area for the remainder of the month of February, dragging temperatures well below normal. It’s a fitting end to what has been a harsh winter month so far!
Snow piles remain and anything you see on the ground now will be with us for some time, as much colder air plunges into the region from the arctic.
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Warm air made a spring-like grand entrance back into the area today with a band of heavy rain and thunderstorms.
Many of us woke up this morning to fresh falling snow, but we finished out the afternoon in sunshine and with climbing temperatures.
Another day, another chance of snow in the forecast…but now there are only 33 days until spring and only 22 days until Daylight Saving Time starts, which means sunset will be in the 7 p.m. hour!
The warm air aloft and at the surface may limit snow totals south and east of Philadelphia, but in the north and west suburbs an additional 3-6″ of snow will fall (locally higher amounts possible), pushing total snowfall amounts in some spots into the 18-22″ range.
It’s not over yet. Another thump of snow will rumble through this evening and tonight as the back edge of the storm moves through, and these bands will intensify as another coastal low deepens offshore.
Heavy snow will continue to fall through the overnight hours and into the early morning, piling up well over 6 inches in many areas, with even higher amounts in our far north and west suburbs where the snow could pile up over a foot.
This storm will have all the hallmarks of a true nor’easter – howling winds, heavy snow, strong waves along the coast, and unlike the storms we dealt with in January that were all snow and high-ratio snow at that, this one will have mixing issues.
By the time Monday rolls around, we may be even more tired of seeing snow than we are already, if that’s at all possible!
In the wake of Tuesday’s crippling ice storm, the worst winter storm in PECO’s history with well more than half a million powerless, many remain away from their homes due to lack of heat. And the chill isn’t departing the area anytime soon, with Arctic high pressure in control through the end of the week. Temperatures tonight dip into the 20’s, and barely get above freezing tomorrow – a bit of melting, perhaps, but not enough to rid the area of much snow or ice.