The National Weather Service reports that the city (and much of the surrounding area) broke several snowfall records over the holiday with a record 34 inches of snow falling on Christmas Day. And in nearby Lake County, Ohio, speeds were reduced to 30 miles per hour on parts of Interstate 90.
Parts of the Midwest had their coldest Christmas on record.
The National Weather Service says parts of the Tug Hill Plateau north of Syracuse have received 22 to 32 inches of snow from persistent storms blowing off the lake's eastern end.More news: Facebook Class A (NASDAQ:FB) Short Interest Decreased By 9.79%
And another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, bringing the total to 53 inches - the greatest two-day total in commonwealth history. And the National Weather Service said at least an additional 5 to 10 inches were expected through Wednesday.
Major lake-effect snow fell throughout the evening in western NY state, where snow fell at the rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour.
Chicago and Minneapolis both had their coldest Christmas since 1996, while Duluth, Minnesota, had its chilliest December 25 since 1933. Expect road surfaces and sidewalks to re-freeze tonight as temperatures head into the mid 20s in most valley locations.More news: Adams attack impact puts Thunder on a roll
Downtown Portland, Oregon, also had a white Christmas; its sixth since 1884.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind-chill warning and advisory from Montana to MI. Temperatures are struggling to get to freezing in NE Portland today.
And a storm system brought the first white Christmas to Seattle in nine years. Meteorologists warn frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure. Temperatures hovered around zero degrees in the Detroit area Wednesday morning.More news: AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Shares Bought by Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC