The 10 Biggest Snowstorms in NYC History

By Jonathan Zhou, Epoch Times
January 26, 2015 8:54 pm Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:11 pm

New York City is expected to get up to 20 inches of snow by the end of tomorrow, which Mayor Bill de Blasio said could be “one of the largest snow storms in the history of this city.” For comparison, below is a list of the top ten snowstorms in the recorded weather history of New York City.

1. February 11–12, 2006 (26.9 inches)

A person tries to climb a snow drift on

(Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

 

2. December 26–27, 1947 (25.8 inches)

NYC 1947 RECORD SNOWSTORM

(AP Photo)

 

3. March 12–14, 1888 (21 inches)

Brooklyn_Bridge_snowy

 

(Wallace Levison/Life)

 

4. February 25–26, 2010 (20.9 inches)

Northeast Snow Storm Slams New York City

(Daniel Pierce Wright/Getty Images)

 

5. January 7–8, 1996 (20.2 inches)

Pedestrians make their way past a buried car in Ne

(Bob Strong/AFP/Getty Images)

 

6. December 26–27, 2010 (20 inches)

A front-end loader is used to remove sno

(Stan Honda/Getty Images)

 

7. February 16–17, 2003 (19.8 inches)

Blizzard Pounds New York

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

 

8. January 26–27, 2011 (19 inches)

Another Winter Snowstorm Strikes U.S. East Coast

(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

 

9. January 22–24, 1935 (18.1 inches)

Trial of Bruno Hauptmann

(AP Photo)

10. March 7–8, 1941 (18.1 inches)