Philly region’s snowless winter streak continues

It’s been 318 days since the last measurable snow fell in the region

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Don’t blink — you might miss it.

Wet weather is rolling through the Philadelphia region Wednesday, but snow is becoming less and less likely to fall.

The latest forecast from NBC10 First Alert Weather shows the chance of snow is now at about zero. Some areas just outside of our region, though, like the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and the Poconos, may see some snow stick to the ground.

Any accumulation, however, would be quickly swept away by the rain, according to the National Weather Service.

So without accumulation in or around Philadelphia, the region’s long snowless streak this winter is carrying on.

This is now the fifth-longest period of time ever without snowfall in the region.

To date, it’s been 318 days since the last measurable snow fell — 0.4 inches on March 12, 2022, according to NWS Mount Holly.

The earliest date that Philadelphia recorded its first snow of the season was Oct. 10, 1979. The latest date was Feb. 2, 1995.

On average, the first snow usually falls on Dec. 10.

NBC10 is a broadcast partner of KYW Newsradio.

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