Delaware Valley under its seasonal average when it comes to snowfall, says meteorologist

Justin Udo
January 07, 2020 - 8:50 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The milder than usual winter weather might be raising some eyebrows, but a Philadelphia-area meteorologist says it's still early in the season determine if this winter will be snowy or not. 

Even with Tuesday's wintry mix, the Delaware Valley is still way under its seasonal average when it comes to snowfall, according to Nick Carr, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"We've seen a whopping .1 inches at the official observing site for Philly. Our typical winter we have about 4 1/2 at this time. We're well below normal," Carr said. 

You can compare that .1 inches to last winter, when there was a snow fall in November nearly 3 1/2 inches more than our total this year.

Carr says snow lovers need not worry because we still have a whole lot of winter left.

"Typically, the bulk of the snow tends to be more in the January, February time frame," he said.  

He adds the warms temperatures are also helping with the lack of snow.

"The first half of January will go down as one of the warmer first halves of January. Now what happens in the second half of January, who knows. Maybe we'll try to balance that with some cold snaps, and go back towards the average," Carr said. 

Some Philadelphia-area meteorologists predict that even with the .1 inches of snowfall, the area will see about 22 inches for the season.