The Blizzard of 2003 was a storm of great snowfall depths from
the Virginias to New England at the end of a cold period in the east,
with the culmination occurring on President's Day 2/17/2004 in the
east. This storm was a series of weak waves running into an arctic
block over the northeast. The snowfall was excessive with 19.8"
at NYC, the third heaviest snow on record. At Newark 22" fell.
Boston had 29" their biggest ever! Winter 2002-2003 featured
many interesting storms including an early snow on December 5th,
the Christmas snowstorm heaviest in interior, and a late April
snow that dropped up to 8" on Nj. The winter snowfall totalled 49.3"
for NYC, and much of it was due to a snowy February with
the President's Day Storm the main event of the winter.