National Weather Service - Philadelphia, PA

'End of Millennium' Storm
December 30, 2000

NWS Mt. Holly, NJ (7" total accumulation)


The 'End of Millennium' Storm, on December 30, 2000, was the largest Winter Storm for much of the region since the Blizzard of 1996. Snowfall rates were around 4 inches per hour at times in Sussex County, New Jersey, where as much as 24 inches of snow was reported. While snowfall totals were less farther south and west, major cities such as Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and Allentown still received in excess of 6 inches of snow.

The large amount of snow was a result of Low Pressure which developed off of the Virginia coast Saturday morning, December 30, 2000. The storm rapidly intensified as it moved along the Mid-Atlantic coast, passing east of Atlantic City during the afternoon, and across Long Island and into southern New England Saturday evening into Saturday night.

Storm Details

Snowfall Accumulations by County

Snowfall Accumulation Map

Radar Images


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