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Philly Becomes Chilly....AGAIN!

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I can't remember the last time we had a major ice storm like this(I was born in 1984 so I only have thirty years to look back at....well, more like 25 since I don't remember much when I was a baby); at Philly International we were 31 at 1:26am with sleet and freezing rain resulting in not only 1.43" of precipitation, but also 0.25-0.30" of ice accumulation. How did this happen? It was because we had warm air aloft which caused full melting, BUT at the surface temperatures were below freezing so the rain froze on contact and caused the ice; there was plenty of tree limbs and power lines that came down and it will take days(if not up to a week) to get everyone's electricity back! We reached a high of 36 this afternoon at 2:42 after the precip moved out, but we were cloudy the rest of the day.

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You can check out the entire snowfall and ice accumulations from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly here: . Now whatever became slushy from plows and sanders during the day shall refreeze overnight with lows in the lower 20s with a northwest between 10-15mph(so it will make it feel about ten degrees colder overnight thanks to the windchill).

At least Thursday and Friday shall be dry, but temperatures will be on either side of freezing. Saturday we'll have increasing clouds in the afternoon as a low pressure area slides just off of the coast. I feel that the best chance for some rain, sleet, and even some light snow would be across the Delmarva. On Sunday there will be a quick-moving clipper system that may provide some light snow and sleet across the region; this will be monitored for the next three to four days.

But for now, we'll just play it as I just mentioned above with Saturday is a near miss, but Sunday we can see a couple of inches of frozen precip(a far cry from the 30"+ viral snowfall map on social media last week!). You can check out the rest of the seven day(any time) at



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