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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - A VERY-EARLY-SEASON SNOW
Average highs in early November are still in the mid 50s, so it would pretty
unusual to get an all-day snowfall this time of year. But our weather history
is full of exceptional events, like the snowstorm that started on this date in 1953.
On that day, cold air was in place as a
nor'easter tracked right up the coast.
Snow began around sunrise and continued, heavy at times, for about 24 hours.
Temperatures during the storm hovered around freezing, with north winds at 15-25 mph.
snowstorm of November 6-7, 1953 was over,
Wilmington had almost a foot,
Dover 10 inches, and Philadelphia almost 9 inches, making this one of the biggest
November snowstorms on record. The only other storm that even comes close
was way back in 1898, and that was at the end of the month.