How much did it snow in Erie to cement 2-day record?


Erie's latest total from the National Weather Service was 63.8 inches as of 7 a.m. on December 27.

Forecasters are warning of hypothermia and frostbite from arctic air settling in over the central USA on Wednesday and spreading east.

Meteorologists say the lake-effect will continue through Wednesday and blanket parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and MI. Temperatures there and in the northern plains and Great Lakes states are projected to only reach as high as the teens or single-digits. Lows are projected to be below zero for the rest of the week.

The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday's storm brought 34 inches of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. NY communities near Lake Ontario's eastern end also saw around 5 feet of snow this week.

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It snowed 34 inches on Christmas Day and 26.5 inches the following 24 hours to set Pennsylvania's two-day record at 60.5 inches, according to National Weather Service measurements at the city's global airport. After a few more hours and 24 more inches of snow, the NWS announced that Erie had shattered the state's two-day record, which was set in 1958 in Morgantown.

As snow continues to pile up in Erie, Pennsylvania, which already has almost 63 inches on the ground, forecasters warn of frigid, sub-zero arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills in much of the USA, - including the Northeast.

Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for all of North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as large areas of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Indiana.