Thursday, November 6, 2014

The November 1953 Snowstorm

On November 6th, 1953, the Mid-Atlantic received one of it's largest snowstorms this early in the season.

Records show the Philadelphia region received nearly 9 inches of snow while cities like Harrisburg received 15 inches.  While we do not have records for Schuylkill County, the closest records we could find were Selinsgrove (11 inches), Sunbury (12 inches), and Lock Haven (16 inches).

This snowstorm was recorded as the second largest snowstorm for November.

Conditions for the storm were perfect as a low pressure developed in the Gulf of Mexico and tracked northeast off of the Atlantic coast and a strong, cold high pressure to the north funneled cold air down the East Coast

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