Storm brings record snow to Pennsylvania

Brandon Parsons
December 27, 2017

Western New York state is bracing for a total of up to 5 feet of snow, with a major blast of cold hitting from the Rockies to the Northeast.

A winter storm is winding down across New England but not before bringing blizzard conditions to some areas, power outages to others and making Christmas travel treacherous. The previous record was 44ins that fell in Morgantown in March 1958. The National Weather Service's office in Cleveland said the storm brought 34 inches of snow to Erie on Christmas Day, which is a new all-time daily snowfall record for the city. Accumulations have the potential to be significant, and we will update you on exactly how much snow to expect when details become more clear. The sky will remain overcast until the late afternoon, at which time it will be partly sunny, with temperature highs in the lower 20s, according to the weather service.

The hazardous weather includes bitter cold wind chills and cold temperatures.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings and advisories for wind-chills expected to dip as low as minus-50 in the Northern Plains. The low will be around 2, with wind chill values as low as minus 20 and west wind 17 to 26 miles per hour. Meteorologists say frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure. A wind advisory was in effect from 1 p.m.to 7 p.m. Monday, given the potential for gusts of up to 50 miles per hour and potential for downed tree limbs and branches.

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