Magnolia becomes today’s big snowfall winner

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The Magnolia area of Atlantic County was the big snowfall winner, according to numbers released by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Interestingly, a drive of a few miles made all the difference when it came to who received snowfall during the 3-7 a.m. snowfall on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

 Magnolia is snow king in Atlantic Count

Magnolia led all Atlantic County locations with 3.5 inches of snow, according to a trained spotter reporting to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Other Atlantic County totals were: Hammonton with 3 inches, Estell Manor with 1.9 and Mays Landing with 1.8.

Egg Harbor Township, Pleasantville and the Atlantic City Airport located in Egg Harbor Township all reported a .5-inch snowfall.

Burlington County

Browns Mills and Tabernacle residents each received 4 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. Locations in the Pine Barrens and on the New Jersey Turnpike received around three inches: Lumberton, Fort Dix, Florence and Bordentown.

A quickly-moving snow system blitzed through the area just before dawn causing several South Jersey school districts to delay their openings by two hours.

However, the sun soon appeared, driving temperatures toward the middle-40s and melting away today’s freshly fallen snow.

At 1:30 p.m. the temperature was 45 degrees in several Atlantic County locations.

Last call for snow?

Not yet. Weather models and forecasters are working over possibilities that a blast of cold air could meet up with enough moisture to produce a few inches of snow next week.

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