Yesterday’s blizzard came within one-tenth of an inch of breaking the all-time snowfall record for New York City. From the Daily News:
The killer blizzard that forced New Yorkers to stay home amid a city-wide travel ban will go down as one of the city’s worst snowstorms in history. At least 18 people were killed as the blizzard pummeled the East Coast Friday and Saturday, blanketing the region with near-record breaking levels of 26.8 inches in Central Park.
The blizzard was 0.1″ short of becoming the city’s worst snowstorm — but after the snowfall total in Central Park didn’t increase after midnight, the snowstorm will rank as the second largest in the city’s history, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday’s snow total ousts records laid in 1888, 1947, 1996 and 2010, but not an epic Nor’easter that dumped more than two feet of snow in February 2006.