Record Report
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
218 AM EST SUN JAN 24 2016

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL SET AT ALLENTOWN...

A TOTAL OF 30.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL AT THE LEHIGH VALLEY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON SATURDAY, ESTABLISHING A NEW RECORD FOR THE
DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL FOR JANUARY 23 WAS
7.7 INCHES SET IN 1966.

IT WAS THE GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOWFALL AT ALLENTOWN, REPLACING
THE 24.0 INCHES THAT FELL ON FEBRUARY 11, 1983.

THE TWO-DAY TOTAL FOR THIS STORM WAS 31.9 INCHES AT ALLENTOWN WHICH
IS A NEW RECORD, AS WELL. THE PREVIOUS RECORD TWO-DAY SNOWFALL TOTAL
WAS 25.6 INCHES SET ON JANUARY 7 AND 8, 1996.

ALLENTOWN`S NORMAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL OF 32.9 INCHES WAS ALMOST
EXCEEDED BY THIS ONE STORM.

OFFICIAL WEATHER RECORDS FOR ALLENTOWN DATE BACK TO 1922.

ALSO, THE LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION TOTAL AT THE LEHIGH VALLEY
INTERNATIONAL WAS 1.65 INCHES ON SATURDAY, ESTABLISHING A RECORD FOR
THE DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL FOR JANUARY
23 WAS 1.39 INCHES SET IN 1983.

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