South Jersey winter of 2013-14 not destined for the record books

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While most South Jersey residents seem to feel as though the winter of 2013-14 has been one destined for the record books, we’ve actually faired very well this year when compared to other cities in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States./R.J. Liberatore Jr. While most South Jersey residents seem to feel as though the winter of 2013-14 has been one destined for the record books, we’ve actually faired very well this year when compared to other cities in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States./R.J. Liberatore Jr. While most South Jersey residents seem to feel as though the winter of 2013-2014 has been one destined for the record books, we’ve actually fared well this year when compared to other cities in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States.

The snowfall total for the winter hasn’t reached the top 10 worst yet in Atlantic City, while cities up and down the I-95 corridor have posted top-five annual snowfall totals.

South Jersey’s official snowfall total might surprise you.

South Jersey 2013-2014 snowfall

According to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center, 27 inches of snow has fallen at Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township, where the National Weather Service collects its official records.

That’s nearly 15 inches more snow than the normal amount that has fallen through Feb. 16, according to the National Weather Service.

The worst snowfall came Jan. 29 when 7.3 inches fell in a month that saw a total snowfall of 18.8 inches.

It also snowed often in January, with flakes falling on nine days.

Cities up and down the I-95 corridor have posted top-five snowfall totals for the winter of 2013-14./National Weather Service Cities up and down the I-95 corridor have posted top-five snowfall totals for the winter of 2013-14./National Weather Service In case you are wondering, South Jersey would need to receive about six more inches of snow to push 2013-2014 into the all-time top 10 snowiest winters.

Atlantic City’s snowiest winter came in during 2009-2010, when just less than 60 inches of snow fell at the airport. With the 2013-2014 winter season running out of time to produce snow – thankfully – we’d need a snowfall of historic proportions to break the snowfall record.

Let’s hope not.

It’s been bad in South Jersey, but …

While it’s been a very snowy winter across South Jersey, it could have been much worse.

The winter has been particularly harsh on the nearby cities of Philadelphia, Allentown, Washington, D.C., and New York.

Philadelphia has already received 55.4 inches this winter, almost 40 inches more than normal (15.7 inches).

It’s the third-highest snowfall Philly has seen.

Washington, D.C., has registered 30.5 inches of snow, or about double a normal season (16.1 inches).

The residents in Allentown, Pa., have been hammered with 65.4 inches of snow -- about three times that of a normal winter (22.1). That’s 43 more inches of snow than normal.

In the Big Apple, about 55.6 inches of snow has fallen on Central Park, where normally only 17.4 inches falls by Feb. 16.

Snowbelt cities, surprisingly, have experienced above-average snowfall rates, but nowhere near as high as other cities to their east.

Buffalo, N.Y., residents expect a lot of snow. However, the Queen City has received only 95.3 inches this season, only about 14 inches more than normal (71.8).

In Erie, Pa., 110.7 inches of snow has fallen, about 34 inches more than normal (76.7.).

 


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