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Tue Dec 26, 2017, 12:23 PM

Record-setting Christmas storm buries Pennsylvania's fourth largest city under more than 4 feet of s

Source: Washington Post

Record-setting Christmas storm buries Pennsylvania's fourth largest city under more than 4 feet of snow

By Tim Craig December 26 at 10:51 AM

Lake-effect snow buried Pennsylvania’s fourth largest city under more than four feet of snow over Christmas, smashing both local and state snowfall records while hampering holiday travel around the Great Lakes.

With snow falling at a rate of up to three inches per hour, the National Weather Service reported Erie, Pa., picked up 53 inches in a 30-hour period ending Tuesday morning.

Erie officials have declared a state of emergency and are pleading with motorists to stay off city streets and nearby highways, including Interstates 90 and 79.

According to the National Weather Service, Erie received 34 inches on Christmas Day, easily topping its previous 24-hour snowfall record. After another 19 inches piled up from midnight through 7 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service said Erie had broken Pennsylvania’s previous all-time two-day state snowfall record, set in 1958 when Morgantown received 44 inches.

An additional one foot to two feet of snow could fall across Erie through Wednesday.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/12/26/record-setting-christmas-storm-buries-pennsylvanias-fourth-largest-under-more-than-4-feet-of-snow/

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Erie gets record snowfall during Christmas blizzard

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
10:17 AM DEC 26, 2017

CHICAGO — The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it was a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest.

Erie, Pa., recieved a record 34 inches of snow.


And another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, bringing the total to 53 inches — the greatest two-day total in commonwealth history. The previous record was the 44 inches that fell in Morgantown in March 1958.

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Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/12/26/Christmas-brings-Northeast-blizzard/stories/201712260041

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Tue Dec 26, 2017, 12:32 PM

1. Good old Erie, PA

An additional one foot to two feet of snow could fall across Erie through Wednesday.

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