Here’s an overview of the records and near records set:
* Washington Dulles Airport received 29.3 inches, second to only Snowmageddon of Feb. 5-6, 2010
* It was the biggest snowstorm on record in Baltimore, which logged 29.2 inches passing the 26.8 inches measured in Feb. 16-18, 2003.
* New York City’s JFK and LaGuardia airports recorded 30.5 and 27.9 inches of snow, which ranks as their heaviest amounts on record.
* New York Central Park’s 26.8 inches barely missed the record of 26.9 inches from February 2006.
* Philadelphia recorded 22.4 inches, which ranks as its 4th biggest snowstorm on record.
* Snowzilla dumped 31.9 inches on Allentown, its greatest two-day amount on record.
* The 30.2 inches that fell in Harrisburg marked its greatest snow event on record.
Here’s another view of the East Coast totals, via the National Weather Service:
Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the howling winds that accompanied the snow to create blizzard conditions from Richmond to eastern Massachusetts.
Blizzard conditions require winds sustained or frequently gusting to 35 mph and visibility below 0.25 miles. Achieving a veritable ‘blizzard’ requires three straight hours of such conditions. New York’s JFK, which at one point registered a wind gust to 48 mph, observed these conditions for an incredible nine straight hours.