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January 2016 Blizzard

Storm totals

Over 30" fell in some areas.

The Northeast region was hit by a blizzard this weekend, with over 30" falling in some areas, such as Kennedy Airport, NY and Allentown, PA. Records were broken for 1-day and 2-day snowfall totals. In New York City, there was a travel ban and people were able to walk in the streets, Broadway shows were cancelled, and a state of emergency was issued. New Jersey saw not only record-breaking snow, but the storm surge caused icy floodwaters to close roads and damage houses. The Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed overnight, stranding many people in their vehicles, because tractor-trailers couldn’t traverse the snowy hills. Thousands of flights were cancelled, disrupting travel even outside the Northeast. Many businesses and schools in Washington, D.C. remain closed on Monday January 25th.

1-Day snow chart

1-Day snowfall amounts and rankings, including the record or previous record.

2-Day snow chart

2-Day snowfall amounts and rankings, including the record or previous record.