Saturday was the ‘wettest March day on record’ for the Philadelphia region since observations began in 1872

The National Weather Service announced that today’s nor’easter made the history books.

According to an NWS Facebook post, March 23 is the “wettest March day on record at Philadelphia PA” since recording began in 1872.

3.06 inches of rain accumulated at the Philadelphia International Airport. The previous record for a single day in March was 2.79 inches, which happened on March 15, 1912.

Their announcement:

Locally, Philmont Avenue from Pine Road to Huntingdon Pike, and Terwood Road between Valley Road and Welsh Road in Lower Moreland Township were closed due to flooding.

Both roadways were reopened as of 5:52pm.

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