Even in a winter in which the surreal has been the rule, this forecast has hallucinatory qualities.
It calls for yet another mega-snowstorm, a foot-plus, maybe up to 20 inches, more than enough to make this the snowiest winter on record in Philadelphia history.
“People think this is unusual. It is,” said Paul Kocin, a winter-storm specialist. He is a meteorologist at National Weather Service headquarters, outside snowbound Washington, where white houses are everywhere these days.