A record breaking early season snowstorm has blanketed parts of the country that typically don’t get snow. Snow was measured as far south as the US/Mexico Gulf Coast border, a location typically known for its warm Gulf beach vacations and spring break headquarters. Snow flakes also flew in the Sunshine State; Pensacola, Crestview, Duke Field, and Valparaiso in Florida all reported snow for a time early this morning.
Snow continues to fly in the Mid Atlantic and Northeast; accumulations will continue into the night. But even with final tallies not in, impressive amounts are already on the ground. Some of the heaviest amounts recorded through this afternoon are in the south, with Atlanta’s suburbs picking up a foot to a foot and a half of snow.
Snow is impacting travel up and down the east coast. Six to twelve inches fell across portions of North Carolina, bringing a series of travel problems to the area then. Much lighter snow has fallen in Philadelphia, PA, but it was enough for airlines at Philadelphia International Airport to cancel and delay flights today. An FAA Ground Delay program is also in place for Newark, New Jersey’s Liberty International Airport, where snow continues to fall.
Weather records continue to fall from the storm. Paducah, Kentucky broke its record for most snow. Houston, Texas and Mobile, Alabama each broke their record for earliest, most snow. As snow totals are measured and calculated as the snow wraps up later tonight, many more records are expected to be made.