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Midwest, Northeast pummeled by snow, propelling winter totals high in historic rankings (PHOTOS)

From Chicago to Detroit, the latest snowstorm of this never-ending winter dumped 4-8  inches of snow.  To the northeast, it was even more of a snow bonanza, with many locations receiving over a foot from upstate New York through northern Maine.

Here’s a summary graphic of snow totals from  population centers in the Midwest and Northeast, from AccuWeather:


And here’s a graphic from the National Weather Service Eastern Region headquarters, with additional locations:

Storm infographic showing snow totals over New England (National Weather Service)

Skiers in northern New England are surely loving the 18″+ powder windfall.

These amounts, on top of the multiple feet of snow which have fallen already this winter,  are pushing seasonal totals into record territory – especially around the southern Great Lakes.

Jeff Masters, at Weather Underground, rounds-up a list of locations with high-ranking snow:

Ann Arbor, MI: 1st snowiest, 92.1″ (previous record: 89.8″, 2007 – 2008)
Toledo, OH: 1st snowiest, 84.8″ (previous record: 73.1″ in 1977 – 1978)
Ft. Wayne, IN: 1st snowiest, 72.2″ (previous record: 61.1″, 1981-82)
Detroit, MI: 2nd snowiest, 90.7″ (record: 93.6″ 1880 – 1881)
Flint, MI: 2nd snowiest, 81.8″ (record: 82.9″, 1974 – 1975)
Grand Rapids, MI, 2nd snowiest, 112.6″ (record: 132.2″, 1951 – 1952)
Billings, MT: 2nd snowiest, 95.2″ (record: 98.7″, 1996 – 1997)
Chicago, IL: 3rd snowiest, 79.1″ (record: 89.7″, 1978 – 1979)
Philadelphia, PA: 3rd snowiest, 62.9″ (record: 78.7″, 2009 – 2010)
Indianapolis, IN: 3rd snowiest, 54.7″ (record: 58.2″, 1981 – 1982)
Cincinnati, OH: 4th snowiest, 45.8″ (record: 53.9″, 1977 – 1978)

Masters’ list leaves out New York City which has logged 57.4 inches of snow, 7th most on record.

Here are some photos of the snow:

Fresh snow covers trees after a winter storm on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Palatine, Ill. ,(AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Welsh ) 

A man crosses the street through the snow, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ohio. (AP Photo/Sentinel-Tribune, J.D. Pooley) 

A pedestrian crosses Monroe Avenue during a windy and heavy snow storm in Rochester, N.Y. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Carlos Ortiz)

A New York State trooper places flares along the Thruway entrance ramp from I-81 northbound where a tractor trailer was disabled on March 12, 2014 in Syracuse, N.Y.  (AP Photo/The Syracuse Newspapers, Lauren Long) 
Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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