Record Snow over U.S. East
The East Coast of the United States went from balmy, spring-like weather to winter white overnight between February 11 and 12, 2006. A powerful nor’easter moved up the coast from the Gulf of Mexico settling heavy snow from Virginia to Massachusetts. New York City bore the brunt of the storm, with totals in Central Park at the city’s center reaching 26.9 inches, reported the National Weather Service. The storm gave New York City more snow than any other storm since records began in 1869. The heavy snow closed all three of New York City’s airports as well as National Airport outside of Washington, D.C., said the New York Times.