It’s Started Snowing — Thundersnowing — in Philadelphia

Try to stay calm people, but it’s snowing.

Yes, the Great Snow of Thanksgiving Eve 2014 is here. Though we’re only expecting around two inches of snow in the city, this is already an exciting snowstorm, because we’ve had some thundersnow.

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Rain, Snow Expected to Delay Holiday Travelers

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Today, the day before Thanksgiving, is the busiest travel day of the year.

Today, the Philadelphia region is going to get hit with a big ol’ winter storm.

Good luck out there, travelers. The Philadelphia International Airport is already warning of delays.

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People Think It’s Going to Snow Because of a 2013 Story

Last year’s winter was quite bad: We got more than 60 inches of snow. The temperature was 15 degrees or colder for 15 days. “It may be hard to remember after the winter we’ve just been through,” I wrote in April, “but things haven’t always been this bad.” I had to look at data to be reminded of what warmth was!

Apparently people are still traumatized by the weather. Because today, a 2013 story about a possible March 2013 snowfall has people on social media believing snow is in the forecast for this weekend.

Before we go any farther: Don’t worry. It’s not.

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City’s Snow Tab: $18 Million

It was such a snowy winter in Philadelphia…

How … Snowy … Was it?

It was such a snowy winter in Philadelphia that plowing the streets this winter cost taxpayers $18 million dollars — three times the normal amount. Streets Commissioner David Perri announced the number Tuesday at a City Council committee hearing.  (Inquirer)

WATCH: NASA Movie of 2014’s Winter Storms

Want a visualization of just how bad this winter was for the East Coast? NASA has released this animation of satellite images showing the movement of winter storms from January 1 to March 24. Enjoy remembering how cold and wet you were all winter.

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