Wait, what's this? The extended 10-day forecast at weather.com mentions a chance of rain/snow showers on March 7.
Previous March snowstorms suddenly come to mind. 2010: Three inches measured at Philly International on March 15. 2009: 8.3 inches on March 3. 2007: Three inches of mostly sleet on March 16.
In 2004, one to eight inches of snow fell around the area on March 19 - just one day before the official start of spring.
But the forecast for a week from tomorrow shows a high of 47 and a low just flirting with freezing, suggesting the event is likely to wind up being mostly rain.
Indeed, rain is the only precipitation that AccuWeather.com predicts for March 7 - or for the entire month of March.
That's taking forecasting a bit too far - suggesting afternoon thunderstorms on St. Patrick's Day, for example.
To keep it all in perspective, about eight times a decade, March will see a storm drop an inch or more of snow. Perhaps surprisingly, January and February each average only about two snowfalls a year that equal or exceed an inch in Philadelphia.
Last year was an extreme, when Feb. 11 was the final date the airport saw even a tenth of an inch of snow.
This year, though, could prove similar, since the 0.2 inches on Feb. 13 could wind up being the final measurable tally for 2013. The 1.4 inches on Feb. 9 was the only snowfall in the city to exceed an inch this winter, although several storms dumped more white stuff in suburban counties, especially to the north.
For more on the forecast, go to www.philly.com/weather.
Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.