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Record Lows Overnight; Temperatures Still Below Average For Tuesday

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Philly International made it to 34 degrees today.....at 12:18am before the Arctic front pushed through. There was some sleet to snow after temperatures crashed in the early morning before tapering off before noontime. Officially measured at National Park was 3.4" and melted down to 0.34" of liquid results in the standard 10:1 snow ratio. Generally 2-4" fell across the region, but further south and east into Delaware and Southern New Jersey was where you found 6"+. You can see the entire snowfall report from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly: http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/wx/afos/p.php?pil=PNSPHI&e=201403032139

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Now with a clear sky, a light wind, and fresh snow pack temperatures will be in the middle and upper single digits; we may reach potential record lows tonight, but depending on what time they occur can make a difference. The record low for March 3rd is 10 set in 1886, but after 12:01am it would be the record low of March 4th which is 7 set in 1943.

After a frigid start temperatures will be just around the freezing mark with sunshine giving way to clouds in the afternoon as a short wave passes to the north. Behind that short wave we'll actually warm up a bit with a southerly wind as highs will reach the lower 40s on Wednesday, but then another short wave comes through overnight into Thursday. Although we'll be dry with lows in the upper 20s the high on Thursday will just be in the middle 30s. By the end of the week temperatures will flirt with the middle 40s on Friday with some light rain the further south and east across New Jersey from a coastal system to the south and then be 50 or better Saturday ahead of a cold front.

You can check out the rest of the 7-day forecast at www.scottderekwx.com/forecast.html.

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