The storm scheduled to hit our region Sunday and Monday was much-hyped. The Weather Channel named it “Titan.” philly.com’s John Bolaris was pretty sure this would be the area’s biggest March snowfall ever.
Multiple school districts in the region announced Monday closings Sunday night, including Philadelphia, Lower Merion, Radnor, Springfield and Marple Newtown.
Many other school districts declared two-hour delays for Monday, including Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Great Valley, Hatboro-Horsham, Lower Moreland, Methacton, Norristown, North Penn, Neshaminy, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Tredyffrin-Easttown and Upper Moreland.
At times, meteorologists were calling for a hefty 8 to 12 inches of snow for eastern Pennsylvania.
In the end, “Titan” was kind of a dud, as winter storms go.
Though multiple people reported to Patch that area roads were slick Monday morning, most areas received only a dusting of snow.
These are the region’s official snowfall totals from the National Weather Service:
Bensalem: 1.4 inches
Warrington: 0.5 inches
Exton: 0.8 inches
West Chester: 0.8 inches
Phoenixville: 0.5 inches
Tredyffrin Twp.: 0.5 inches
Media: 3.0 inches
Wayne: 0.7 inches
Wynnewood: 2.0 inches
Royersford: 0.1 inches
Philadelphia Intl. Airport: 2.2 inches
Port Richmond: 2.0 inches
The storm was so inconsequential in the Lehigh Valley that the National Weather Service didn’t activate spotter services, and recorded no official snowfall totals for the area.
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