South Jersey receives Snow

More than 30 people played in the snow on a hill at Mainland Regional High School Monday morning. Feb 11, 2019 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

Valentine's Day came and went without any love from Mother Nature in the South Jersey Snow Sweepstakes. That is, of course, you were the leader. 

No snow fell since the last ranking was complied on Feb. 13. However, there were a few observing sites that were still updating their snow and sleet totals from the Feb. 11 event across South Jersey. So, there are some new numbers.

Here are the accumulated snow and sleet totals as of Feb. 18:


No additional snow fell between the last ranking update on Feb. 13 and Feb. 18. However, a few CoCoRaHS stations had updated reportings from the Feb. 11 system. 

A few new numbers, but we have the same leader. Dave Leopold is in first place for the second week in a row. Dave correctly guessed A.C. Airport to have the most snow and sleet. He also believed 15 inches of accumulation would fall, which is correct to this point.

Looking ahead through Feb. 25, there will surely be one new wintry event. Snow and sleet will fall on Wednesday, which will bump up all of the six observing site's totals. Whether A.C. Airport loses the top spot remains to be unknown (unlikely as of the time of writing on Monday). However, there will likely be a new leader. 

The next rankings will be put out on Monday, Feb. 25. The South Jersey Snow Sweepstakes is brand new for 2018-2019. Entrants who pick the correct location will make the first cut of determining the winner. Out of those who picked that location, the one with the closest total, higher or lower, will be the sweepstakes victor. Missed out this year? Don't worry! We'll be back in Fall 2019. 


This is my first newspaper but not my first forecast for NJ. I graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers. Two TV internships gave me a taste for the newsroom. Then, after nearly 4 years in private NJ weather, I'm forecasting South Jersey for you.

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