Historic Blizzard Sweeps Area, Coastal Flooding Remains Concern

- Good riddance! A record snowfall ended in the area around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

An accumulation of 20.8 inches was set in Philadelphia, PA hours prior. This breaks the old record of 11.9 set in 1935, the National Weather Service reports.

This would make this one calendar day storm total the 6th heaviest on record, way behind the number 1 one day total of 27.6 inches set January 7, 1996.

This amount may increase a bit more this evening and an updated Record-event report will be issued around 1:35 a.m. Sunday.

This storm two day total is now 22.4 inches. That's the exact same number as the seasonal normal, and it all fell within 24 hours. In other words, we got a winter's worth of snow in a single day. 

The calendar two day total ranks approximately as the 10th heaviest in the period of record dating back to the 1870s.

Snow moved into the area Friday evening as the Blizzard warning issued by The National Weather Service for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, went into effect.

Strong winds proved to be problematic, knocking out power for thousands in South Jersey.

Of course, down the shore, a different set of problems came into play with the high winds and coastal flooding.

MORE: Flooding To Continue Despite Record Worsts in Some Towns

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency in Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon, while the city declared a snow emergency Friday at noon. Delaware declared a State of Emergency as well on Friday afternoon. 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency for New Jersey ahead of the blizzard and flooding.

READ MORE: PHL cancels all Saturday flights. School and Business Closings | Philadelphia OEM Updates on Storm Response  | Strong Winds, Heavy Rain in Atlantic City

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It’s still uncertain where that rain-band will set up as it creeps up from south to north, and there is the possibility of a dry slot.

We're expecting wind to gust, and whatever falls will be blowing around.

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