Records Smashed: Worst snowstorm in Baltimore since records began in 1892; Biggest one-day snowfall ever in New York City

By Andrew V. Pestano  |  Updated Jan. 24, 2016 at 3:13 PM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The city of Baltimore got at least 29.2 inches of snow from Friday until Saturday night, breaking the previous record of 26.8 inches from a February 2003 blizzard and making Jonas the biggest storm since the city began keeping records in 1892.

The snow was so deep in some streets in Baltimore that even some National Guard Humvees that had arrived to assist emergency responders were struggling and becoming stuck.

At least 26.8 inches of snow fell in Central Park by Saturday night, one-tenth of an inch shy of the record-holding 26.9 inches that fell in February 2006, but an all-time record for the biggest snowfall in a single day. About 30.5 inches fell at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The storm is one of the top five in history to hit the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Officials warn it could take several days for snow to be cleared from all roads in some places.

West Virginia saw the most snow in the region with more than 40 inches falling in Glengary in the state's eastern panhandle. Virginia received 39 inches of snow in Philomont, about 25 miles northwest of Washington D.C.

The most snow that fell in Maryland was in Redhouse, about 150 miles west of Baltimore, where 38 inches fell. At least 35.5 inches fell in Somerset, Penn., and 29.6 fell in Whitehouse, N.J.

There were reports of record flooding Saturday morning along the Delaware and New Jersey Coasts.

According to reports, at least 18 people were killed as a result of the storm, most of them in car accidents.

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