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WINTER STORM SUMMARY FOR
FEBRUARY 13, 2014 TO FEBRUARY 14, 2014 EVENT
Synopsis
An area of low pressure was located near the coast of North Carolina during the early morning hours of February 13th, then tracked northeastward near the Mid Atlantic coast during the 13th into the 14th. The storm combined with plenty of cold air in place and produced a significant snowfall across much of our region. As the low pressure system intensified to our east, gusty northerly winds occurred especially closer to the Atlantic coast. The storm then moved away and allowed the snow to end in the early morning hours of the 14th.
Watches/Warnings/Advisories
At 3:38 PM Monday, February 10th, a Winter Storm Watch was issued for the following areas: New Castle, Kent and Inland Sussex counties in Delaware; Cecil, Kent, Queen Annes, Talbot and Caroline counties in Maryland; Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Northwestern Burlington, Southeastern Burlington, Ocean, Coastal Ocean, Atlantic, Coastal Atlantic, Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May and Cumberland counties in New Jersey; Delaware, Philadelphia, Western Chester, Eastern Chester, Western Montgomery, Eastern Montgomery, Upper Bucks and Lower Bucks counties in Pennsylvania. At 3:43 PM February 11th, the watch area was upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, except the following areas were placed under a Winter Weather Advisory: Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Coastal Ocean counties in New Jersey; Delaware Beaches county in Delaware. At this same time, a Winter Storm Watch was issued for the following areas: Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Western Monmouth, Eastern Monmouth and Mercer counties in New Jersey; Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania. At 3:34 AM February 12th, the remaining Winter Storm Watch was upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, and the other warnings and advisories remain unchanged.

At 6:17 AM February 13th, the Winter Storm Warning was cancelled for the following areas: Inland Sussex and Delaware Beaches counties in Delaware; Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Coastal Ocean counties in New Jersey. At 9:31 AM February 13th, a Winter Weather Advisory was issued for Inland Sussex and Delaware Beaches counties in Delaware; Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Coastal Ocean counties in New Jersey. At 1:55 AM February 14th, the Winter Storm Warning was cancelled for the following areas: Kent, Inland Sussex and Delaware Beaches in Delaware; Cecil, Kent, Queen Annes, Talbot and Caroline counties in Maryland; Berks, Western Chester and Eastern Chester counties in Pennsylvania. At 3:42 AM February 14th, the Winter Storm Warning was cancelled for the following areas: New Castle county in Delaware; Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Northwestern Burlington, Southeastern Burlington, Cumberland and Atlantic counties in New Jersey; Carbon, Monroe, Lehigh, Northampton, Delaware, Philadelphia, Western Montgomery, Eastern Montgomery, Upper Bucks and Lower Bucks counties in Pennsylvania. At this same time, the Winter Weather Advisory was cancelled for Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May and Coastal Atlantic counties in New Jersey. At 5:01 AM February 14th, the Winter Storm Warning was cancelled for the following areas: Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Western Monmouth, Eastern Monmouth, Mercer and Ocean counties in New Jersey. At this same time, the Winter Weather Advisory was cancelled for Coastal Ocean county in New Jersey.
Precipitation/Temperatures/Winds
Yet another winter storm brought significant snowfall to much of the area along with significant impacts. The snow fell heavy at times during the morning hours of the 13th, when snowfall rates were reported to be 1 to 3 inches per hour across portions of eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.

The snowfall amounts generally ranged from 8 to 20 inches across eastern Pennsylvania, with the higher amounts from Berks County and the Lehigh Valley northeastward. In New Jersey, the snow amounts generally ranged from 5 to 14 inches, with the highest amounts closer to the Delaware River and into the northern portion of the state. In Delaware, snowfall amounts ranged from 1 to 14 inches, with the highest amounts in New Castle County. For the Eastern Maryland Shore, snowfall amounts generally ranged from 4 to 9 inches.

The winds during this storm were mainly from the north and northwest at 10 to 20 mph with some gusts to 30 mph.
Significant Impacts/Aspects
Snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour during the morning of the 13th greatly impacted the snow removal process, as the plows could not keep up. In addition, significant impacts were felt at the regions airports with many cancellations and delays. This storm resulted in another snow day for many school districts across the region. The bridges over the Delaware River as well as many Interstates in the region had greatly reduced speed limits posted.
Notes
Information contained in this summary is preliminary. More complete and/or detailed information may be contained in subsequent monthly NOAA storm data publications.
 
PNS
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/display_snow_from_pns.php
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1129 AM EST FRI FEB 14 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN FOR THE STORM THAT
HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. ONLY SNOW TOTALS FROM BOTH 2/13 AND
2/14 WERE INCLUDED. REPORTS ARE STILL SUBJECT TO MORE QUALITY CONTROL
CHECKS. SNOW DEPTH INCLUDES SNOW FROM PAST STORMS. APPRECIATION IS
EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN
SPOTTERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO
AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/PHI

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

DELAWARE

...NEW CASTLE COUNTY...
   NEWARK                13.4   901 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   PIKE CREEK            12.9   540 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WILMINGTON AIRPORT    12.5   700 AM  2/14  ASOS

MARYLAND

...KENT COUNTY...
   GALENA                 8.5   814 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

NEW JERSEY

...ATLANTIC COUNTY...
   PLEASANTVILLE          3.0   700 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   ATLANTIC CITY AIRPOR   3.0   700 AM  2/14  ASOS

...BURLINGTON COUNTY...
   FLORENCE              12.7  1058 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   RIVERTON              12.5   906 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MOUNT HOLLY WFO       12.2   700 AM  2/14  NWS OFFICE
   LUMBERTON             12.2  1103 AM  2/14  NWS EMPLOYEE
   MOUNT LAUREL          11.7   906 AM  2/14  NWS EMPLOYEE
   MOORESTOWN            10.0   646 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   TABERNACLE             8.3   931 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CAMDEN COUNTY...
   LINDENWOLD             9.4   828 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...GLOUCESTER COUNTY...
   WASHINGTON TWP        11.6   330 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NATIONAL PARK         11.5   700 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...HUNTERDON COUNTY...
   KINGWOOD TWP          14.0   854 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   FRENCHTOWN            13.5   918 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   WHITEHOUSE STATION    11.8   813 AM  2/14  BROADCAST MEDIA
   READINGTON TWP        11.6   641 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   THREE BRIDGES          9.3   916 AM  2/14  PUBLIC

...MERCER COUNTY...
   HOPEWELL TWP          13.0  1028 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HIGHTSTOWN            10.5   737 AM  2/14  CO-OP OBSERVER
   EWING                 10.0   907 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
   METUCHEN              13.1   930 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SOUTH PLAINFIELD      11.2   641 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SPOTSWOOD              8.3   857 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MONMOUTH COUNTY...
   FREEHOLD              12.2   958 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CREAM RIDGE           11.6  1002 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MORGANVILLE           11.0   919 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   COLTS NECK             9.5   738 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MANALAPAN              9.5  1006 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MORRIS COUNTY...
   ROCKAWAY              17.3  1005 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BUTLER                16.0   447 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   GREEN POND            15.8  1006 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BOONTON               15.1   905 AM  2/14  SOCIAL MEDIA
   JEFFERSON TWP         15.0   738 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MARCELLA              14.5   804 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   RANDOLPH TWP          10.5   853 AM  2/14  SOCIAL MEDIA

...OCEAN COUNTY...
   BRICK TWP              3.6  1122 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
   BOUND BROOK           13.8   958 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SOMERVILLE            13.5  1028 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NW BRIDGEWATER TWP  11.0   932 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BRIDGEWATER TWP       11.0   932 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HILLSBOROUGH TWP      10.6  1003 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   HIGHLAND LAKES        19.2   920 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   WANTAGE               17.2   513 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SPARTA                16.1   857 AM  2/14  SOCIAL MEDIA
   3 SW WANTAGE          14.1   628 AM  2/14  NWS EMPLOYEE

...WARREN COUNTY...
   BLAIRSTOWN            19.1   736 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HOPE                  16.0  1031 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   STEWARTSVILLE         15.4   959 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HACKETTSTOWN          14.0   622 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   ALLAMUCHY             13.0   555 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

PENNSYLVANIA

...BERKS COUNTY...
   HUFFS CHURCH          18.5   803 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   KUTZTOWN              16.5   917 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   SINKING SPRING        15.5   917 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   NEW BERLINVILLE       13.0   905 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WERNERSVILLE          12.0   637 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...BUCKS COUNTY...
   PERKASIE              17.0   524 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WEST ROCKHILL TWP     14.7   922 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   WARMINSTER            12.5   912 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   FURLONG               11.6  1027 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   LOWER MAKEFIELD TWP   11.0   918 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   WARRINGTON            10.0   915 AM  2/14  PUBLIC

...CARBON COUNTY...
   ALBRIGHTSVILLE        19.0  1128 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   KIDDER TWP            14.0   609 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CHESTER COUNTY...
   HONEY BROOK           20.2   916 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   WEST CALN TWP         20.2   959 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   EAST NANTMEAL         20.0   917 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   DOWNINGTOWN           18.0   854 AM  2/14  SOCIAL MEDIA
   NEW LONDON            17.6   914 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   PUGHTOWN              17.0   915 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   COATESVILLE           15.8   908 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   EAST COVENTRY TWP     14.0   737 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...DELAWARE COUNTY...
   CHADDS FORD           16.5   900 AM  2/14  SOCIAL MEDIA
   CHESTER               15.0  1028 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CONCORD TWP           15.0   920 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   LANSDOWNE             12.5   909 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WAYNE                 12.2   804 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   DREXEL HILL           12.0   805 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...LEHIGH COUNTY...
   ALLENTOWN AIRPORT     19.2   700 AM  2/14  ASOS
   HEIDELBERG TWP        15.5   859 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SLATINGTON            15.2   630 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SCHNECKSVILLE         15.2   858 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WERLEYS CORNER        13.8   600 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MONROE COUNTY...
   3 W SAYLORSBURG       17.4   546 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BLAKESLEE             16.0  1004 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   GILBERTSVILLE         14.5   804 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   GRATERFORD            14.3   923 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WILLOW GROVE          13.5   909 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   MONTGOMERYVILLE       13.1   342 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NORRISTOWN            13.0   827 AM  2/14  CO-OP OBSERVER
   KING OF PRUSSIA       12.6   803 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   ROYERSFORD            12.5   907 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WYNNEWOOD             12.3   337 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   AMBLER                11.0   821 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...NORTHAMPTON COUNTY...
   BETHLEHEM             19.0   853 AM  2/14  SOCIAL MEDIA
   DELPS                 18.5  1029 AM  2/14  PUBLIC
   FORKS TWP             17.0  1057 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BUSHKILL TWP          16.8   922 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HELLERTOWN            14.0   432 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MARTINS CREEK         12.8   646 AM  2/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...PHILADELPHIA COUNTY...
   PHILADELPHIA INTL AI  11.5   700 AM  2/14  ASOS


***********************SNOW ON GROUND***********************

LOCATION                 SNOW     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     ON GROUND           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

DELAWARE

...NEW CASTLE COUNTY...
   2 S NEWARK            14.5   710 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   4 SSW NEWARK          11.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   1 SW SEAFORD           0.3   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

MARYLAND

...CAROLINE COUNTY...
   1 ENE GREENSBORO       1.5   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...CECIL COUNTY...
   5 NW ELKTON           14.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...TALBOT COUNTY...
   1 SE ST. MICHAELS      0.8   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

NEW JERSEY

...ATLANTIC COUNTY...
   4 WNW ESTELL MANOR     3.0   900 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   5 NE ESTELL MANOR      0.6   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 NW EGG HARBOR TWP    0.3   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...BURLINGTON COUNTY...
   1 SE MOORESTOWN TWP   14.5   828 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   3 ENE MOUNT LAUREL T  14.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   5 WNW TABERNACLE TWP  10.0   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...CAMDEN COUNTY...
   1 NE COLLINGSWOOD      8.5   600 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   4 W WINSLOW TWP        6.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...CAPE MAY COUNTY...
   WSW WILDWOOD CREST       T   715 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...GLOUCESTER COUNTY...
   W PITMAN               5.5   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...HUNTERDON COUNTY...
   3 NNE HOLLAND TWP     24.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   4 NW STOCKTON         23.5   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 NW CALIFON          19.5   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 S BETHLEHEM TWP     19.5   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   4 N CLINTON TWP       19.5   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   3 N LEBANON           18.0   730 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   E FLEMINGTON          17.5   630 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 E FLEMINGTON        17.0   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   3 SW LEBANON          14.5   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...MERCER COUNTY...
   1 NNW LAWRENCE TWP    14.5   530 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 ENE PENNINGTON      14.0   850 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 NW HOPEWELL TWP     12.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 SSW LAWRENCE TWP    10.0   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
   3 NW SOUTH BRUNSWICK  18.0   900 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 W NORTH BRUNSWICK   16.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...MONMOUTH COUNTY...
   4 SSW HOWELL TWP       9.5   725 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 NW RED BANK          7.5   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 W LONG BRANCH        5.5   615 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...MORRIS COUNTY...
   NNW ROCKAWAY          24.0   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 NE ROCKAWAY TWP     23.0   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   WNW FLORHAM PARK      23.0   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 W RANDOLPH TWP      23.0   630 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 SSW MORRIS PLAINS   22.5   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   4 W WASHINGTON TWP    22.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 E RANDOLPH TWP      18.0   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...OCEAN COUNTY...
   2 S JACKSON TWP        9.8   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   3 SSE BERKELEY TWP     1.5   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 SW POINT PLEASANT    1.5   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   6 E LACEY TWP          0.5   530 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   5 N LITTLE EGG HARBO     T   500 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...SALEM COUNTY...
   2 NNW PENNSVILLE TWP   8.5   707 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
   1 NNW BERNARDS TWP    19.5   730 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 ENE FRANKLIN TWP    19.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   3 NW BRIDGEWATER TWP  18.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   4 ENE FRANKLIN TWP    18.0   830 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   5 ESE HILLSBOROUGH T  16.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   3 SE HARDYSTON TWP    21.5   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 N VERNON TWP        21.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 W ANDOVER TWP       20.5   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...WARREN COUNTY...
   1 ENE WASHINGTON      24.0   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 S GREENWICH TWP     24.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 W HACKETTSTOWN      22.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 WSW LIBERTY TWP     21.0   500 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

PENNSYLVANIA

...BERKS COUNTY...
   3 SSW MOHNTON         22.5   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...BUCKS COUNTY...
   3 NE LANGHORNE        14.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 WSW PENNDEL         13.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...CHESTER COUNTY...
   1 SSW EAST NANTMEAL   27.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 SSE WEST CHESTER    15.5   730 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   3 W WEST GROVE        15.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   2 NNE POTTSTOWN       19.5   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 SW HARLEYSVILLE     19.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   2 NW BLUE BELL        13.5   800 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   1 S GILBERTSVILLE     13.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...NORTHAMPTON COUNTY...
   4 S GLENDON           21.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS

...PHILADELPHIA COUNTY...
   1 SE ROCKLEDGE        15.0   600 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
   5 NE PHILADELPHIA     11.0   700 AM  2/14  COCORAHS
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