THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - NOTABLE SNOWY WINTER OF 1960-61


Snowstorms of ten inches or more are not that common around here - in fact, we've had only about 20 such storms in the last 100 years.

The only time on record when three ten-inch or more storms hit in the same season was the winter of 1960-61 - one in mid-December, one in mid-January, and the third started on this day in February, 1961. In Philadelphia, those storms brought 15 inches, 13 inches, and 10 inches of snow.

Delaware didn't escape those storms either. The December and the January storms both dumped 11 inches on Wilmington, and the February storm brought nearly 10 inches.

That snowy season ended with almost 50 inches of the white stuff, making it the fourth snowiest winter on record.

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