This past Saturday will long be remembered as one of the wildest days in the northeast’s already storied weather history.
Between the hours of 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening and 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Winter Storm Jonas unleashed hurricane-force winds, bitter-cold temperatures, and of course, record-breaking snowfalls across much of the northeast corridor.
According to the Weather Channel, 27 inches of snow was reported in New York, 30 in northern New Jersey, and as much as 39 inches in Philomont, Virginia — located 45 miles northwest of Washington D.C.
Closer to home, the story is perhaps not so bad.
As the tail end of the storm departed the Philadelphia area in the wee hours of Sunday morning, the Philadelphia International Airport reported 22.4 inches of total snowfall. All told, Jonas delivered the fourth-biggest snowfall in 132 years of record-keeping to the greater Philadelphia area.
Not withstanding Jonas’ many and varied real world consequences (horrendous travel delays, losses for local businesses, school closures, etc.), here at Haverford, the storm presented a unique opportunity for some snowed-in fun: