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NATIONAL SUMMARY

As a storm originating from western Canada, moved offshore on Monday,
the storm began to strengthen and is forecast to develop into a major
blizzard at night into Tuesday. The Blizzard of 2015 will affect
areas from the upper mid-Atlantic coast to New England with high
winds, heavy snow and extensive blowing and drifting snow. During
Monday afternoon, bands of snow extended from the central
Appalachians to the South Coast of New England and the upper coast of
the mid-Atlantic. Spotty rain and a wintry mix was affecting areas
from the Carolinas to Delmarva. A band of snow was pushing
southeastward from Lake Superior to western Kentucky. Much of the
balance of the South and the Central states were free of
precipitation. Rain was gathering over Southern California and the
deserts of Arizona. Much of the balance of the West was dry and mild.


SPECIAL WEATHER

The Midwest Blizzard of '78...


 A major blizzard hit Michigan, Indiana and Ohio on Jan. 26, 1978.
The storm shut down travel and claimed the lives of 100 people. Winds
gusted to 100 mph and produced drifts to 25 feet. Many roofs
collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. In Michigan, 120,000
vehicles were stranded. The storm extended into southern Ontario as
well and took the lives of 9 people. Damage reached $41 million in
the province. Hurricane-force winds blew out windows in buildings in
Toronto. A record low pressure of 27.80 inches was observed at
Toronto. A national record low pressure of 28.14 inches was observed
at Cleveland, in terms of United States inland stations.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER

Top Ten Snowstorms...

New York City (Central Park): Boston
26.9 Inches...February 11-12, 2006 27.6 Inches...February 17-18, 2003
25.8 Inches...December 26-27, 1947 27.1 Inches...February 6-7, 1978
21.0 Inches...March 12-14, 1888 26.3 Inches...February 24-27, 1969
20.9 Inches...February 25-26, 2010 25.4 Inches...March 31-April 1, 1997
20.2 Inches...January 7-8, 1996 24.9 Inches...February 8-9, 2013
19.8 Inches...February 16-17, 2003 22.5 Inches...January 22-23, 2005
19.0 Inches...January 26-27, 2011 21.4 Inches...January 20-21, 1978
18.1 Inches...January 22-24, 1935 19.8 Inches...March 3-5, 1960
18.1 Inches...March 7-8, 1941 19.4 Inches...February 16-17, 1958
18.0 Inches...December 26, 1872 18.7 Inches...February 8-10, 1994

Top Snowstorms...
Hartford, Conn... R.I....
24.0 Inches...January 12, 2011 28.6 Inches...February 6-7, 1978
22.3 Inches...February 8-9, 2013 23.4 Inches...January 22-23, 2005
Portland, Maine...31.9 Inches...February 8-9, 2013


 Recent Snowfall Reports Ending at 8 P.M. EST(in inches):

Lakehurst, NJ 4.0
Rego Park, NY 4.8
Oak Bluff, MA 4.0
Cresson, PA 7.0
Central Park, NY 4.3
West Harwich, MA 3.5
Bethpage, NY 4.0
Falmouth, MA 3.0
Nantucket, MA 3.5



DAILY EXTREMES

National High Today (through 9 pm) 82 at Anaheim, California
National Low Today (through 9 pm) -25 at Saranac Lake, New York

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