The National Weather Service says 14 inches of snow was recorded in Philadelphia, almost 15 inches in Delaware County and as much as a foot in other surrounding counties. Allentown in Lehigh County had seven inches and other parts of the state saw five to 10 inches.
Public and parochial schools in Philadelphia and many of its suburbs are closed Wednesday. In central Pennsylvania, many schools are opening several hours late.
Forecasters have issued a wind chill advisory for low temperatures and 15 to 20 mph winds gusting to 30 mph.