NATIONAL SUMMARY -A winter storm spread a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain across the Northeast and Midwest on Sunday to make for a messy end to the weekend. The heaviest snow from this storm fell in northern Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania with reports of over 11 inches of snow in Newark, Del. Philadelphia International received 8.6 inches of snow, more snow than they had all of last winter! This snow caused major travel disruptions, closing down the Pennsylvania Turnpike for a time and causing flight delays over two hours at Philadelphia International Airport and O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Rain fell on the southern end of this storm, delivering heavy rain to parts of the Southeast. Gadsden, Ala., received the highest amount of rain from this storm, receiving 2.47 inches on the day. -While Sunday was another cold day across the Plains, temperatures were not quite as low as they were during the first half of the weekend. The temperature in Great Falls, Mont., managed to climb into the single digits on Sunday morning, making it the first time since Wednesday that the city had temperatures above the 0-degree mark. Farther south in the Plains, temperatures rebounded nicely with Amarillo, Texas, reaching 50 degrees only one day after only getting to the 16-degree mark. It was a dry, but chilly day across the West with temperatures running as much as 40 degrees below normal in Lakeview, Ore., with a high temperature of only 7 degrees. SPECIAL WEATHER Inches of Ice to Record Warmth -Two different weather extremes were occurring within just a few hundred miles of each other on this date back in 2007. An ice storm delivered 1-2 inches of ice to parts of Missouri, leaving much of the state without power. Meanwhile, record warmth was experienced from Alabama to West Virginia. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Some Snowfall Totals, as of 2 a.m. EST Monday: -Newark, DE: 12.0" -Penns Grove, NJ: 11.0" -Garnet Valley, PA: 10.5" -Charlestown, MD: 10.5" -North East, MD: 9.5" -Medford, NJ: 9.4" -Norrisville, MD: 9.0" -Perryville, MD: 9.0" -Vincetown, NJ: 9.0" -Beachwood, NJ: 9.0" -Lindenwold, NJ: 8.8" -Philadelphia, PA: 8.6" -Wilmington, DE: 8.5" -Mantua, NJ: 8.3" -Laurel Springs, NJ: 8.3" -Colora, MD: 8.3" -Point of Woods, NJ: 8.0" -Aldan, PA: 8.0" -Toms River, NJ: 8.0" Some More Snowfall Totals, as of 2 a.m. EST Monday: Marlton, NJ 8.0" Cherry Hill, NJ 8.0" Bear, DE 8.0" Springfield, PA 8.0" Parkton, MD 8.0" Glasgow, DE 8.0" Silverton, NJ 8.0" Pitman, NJ 8.0" Pemberton, NJ 8.0" Kennett Square, PA 7.8" Elkton, MD 7.5" West York, PA 7.5" Brown Mills, NJ 7.5" Sewell, NJ 7.3" Hagerstown, MD 7.2" Keedysville, MD 7.2" New Market, MD 7.0" Jacksonville, MD 7.0" Woodbury, NJ 7.0" Bel Air, MD 7.0" Walkersville, MD 7.0" Fawn Grove, PA 7.0" Newark, MD 7.0" Norwood, PA 7.0" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 87 at Punta Gorda, Florida National Low Yesterday -43 at Chinook, Montana COPYRIGHT 2013 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2013 All Rights Reserved DECEMBER 09 PLACE YEAR EVENT ____________________________________________________________________ Sheridan, N.Y. 1908 Temperature dropped to 41 degrees below zero F., an all-time low. Yuma, Ariz. 1982 Some street flooding resulted after 9.1 inches of rain fell.
A city ordinance forbids motorists from parking vehicles on public streets any time wihtin twenty-four hours after a snow fall of three inches or more. Such parking is allowed after the snow has been removed. Streets designated as snow removal streets in the city are:
Level 1 Snow Alert — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy; drive carefully.
Level 2 Snow Advisory — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
Level 3 Snow Emergency — All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.
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