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Bolaris: Montco, Chesco rack up 8 inches of snow

1:40 p.m. update

Here are the official snow counts recorded as of 1 p.m.:

Philadelphia International Airport, 3.2 inches

Bucks County (9 miles north-northwest of Northeast Philly), 6.5 inches

Royersford, Montgomery County, 8 inches

Graterford, Montgomery County, 7.6 inches

Lansdale, Montgomery County, 7.5 inches

Malvern, Chester County, 8.3 inches

Devon, Chester County, 8 inches

West Chester, Chester County, 8 inches

Mercerville, N.J. (near Trenton), 7.5 inches

Princeton , N.J., and Mercer County, 7 inches

Pennsauken, Camden County, 4 inches

Crosswicks, northern Burlington County, 6 inches

Talleyville, New Castle County, Del., 2.5

Wilmington airport, 1/2 inch

South Jersey (all locations south of Williamstown), no accumulation

Shore locations, all rain

The heavy snow will be over by 2 p.m. with little, if any, accumulation, for the balance of the afternoon.


Earlier discussion

Snow has been falling at rates of 1-2 inches per hour, with some places, such as northern Chester County counting 7 inches as of 11 a.m., and Horsham and Worcester in Montgomery County and West Rockhill Township in Bucks County, counting 6 inches.

Some places in Lehigh Valley are reporting 6 inches, as well.

Closer to the City of Philadelphia, Brookhaven in Delaware County, near the airport, was reporting 3.5 inches as of 10:30 a.m.

Just across the river, as of 11:15 a.m., the rain-snow line has halted, and actually in Haddonfield has changed back to some rain and sleet as that line oscillates around 10 miles south and east of the city.

Generally 1.5 to 3 inches of snow has fallen on the western side of Camden County and nothing but rain across eastern Camden, all of Salem, Atlantic, Cumberland, most of Gloucester, Ocean, southern Burlington and all of Cape May and points south.

Most of Delaware south of I-95 is just liquid. Wilmington was reporting just under 3 inches with a mix at times.

The heavier snow rates will increase totals across Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties from 4-8 inches up to 6-9 inches.

South Philly, including Center City, can expect 4-6 inches. Northeast Philly, 5-8 inches.

Rest of the day

Snow intensities will taper from now until about 1-2 p.m. in the city and points north.

Mixing will continue to take place just a few miles east of the city.

After 2 p.m. with lower intensities, mixing could take place across the city with a mix of snow, sleet and rain, meaning accumulating snow in the city would be pretty much over.

Temperatures will continue to hover at or slightly above the freezing mark.

John Bolaris