2002 Severe and Significant Weather Events
Last updated 7 January 2003
The National Weather Service in State College
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emergency managers compare similar events.
3-4 January 2003:
Widespread moderate snowfall in Pennsylvania.
Similar in many ways to the 25
December 2002 “White Christmas Snowstorm”.Significant snowfall for New
York and New England with
many reports in excess of 1 foot and some around 2 feet.Classic anomalous low-level easterly jet
with unidirectional shear.