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Second snow storm in four days could make it worst winter in Philadelphia since 1780


philadelphia winter 1780WIth another mammoth snow storm headed for a crash course with the east coast, this could make it the worst winter in Philadelphia since the winter of 1779-1780.  This was a legendary winter, which is still recounted by historians as being the worst ever.

We are still digging out from the Blizzard of 2010, but the Blizzard of 2010 II is due to begin just hours from now.

Alright folks, head out to those supermarkets and stock up while you can. Another snowstorm is headed for the east coast and this one could be just as bad, if not worse then the one that ended just 72 hours ago.

During this legendary winter, the temperature topped the freezing mark just once in the Philadelphia region in January.  The Delaware River froze over and Washington's troops were in a world of hurt.

The Blizzard of 2010 IIJohn Bolaris was on 93.3 WMMR's Preston and Steve show today and said the (you know what) is going to hit the fan with this one. Expect a monster of a storm on Wednesday.  He said to expect a "foot-plus" of snow.  This time it's expected that areas north and west of the city will get hit even harder, with totals of up to 20 inches expected.

On the left of the screen is the storm as it currently stands.  Yikes!  For those of you who have the awful privalege of having to park in the street in front of your house like myself, then you better have a contigency plan for hauling the snow from the street.  My suggestion is to use a trusty ole garbage can, fill it with snow and dump it in your yard.

If this blizzard is as strong as the one which hit us on Saturday, it would mean three major snow storms in one winter season thus making this the worst winter in recorded history. 

In other words, we can officially say the winter of 2010 is the worst since the Revolutionary War era. 

Photo of the 2010 Blizzard II from weather.com

 1780 winter photo from http://www.revolutionarywararchives.org/coldwinter.html