MAJOR COASTAL BLIZZARD STRIKES
NYC, NJ ON FEB.11-12, 2006 WITH
STRONG WINDS, LIGHTNING AND
STORM FORMS "EYE" OFFSHORE
AS HEADS FOR NEW ENGLAND..
The blizzard of February 2006 dropped record amounts of
snow on the tri-state area, with an astonding 26.9" snow
at Central Park, NYC breaking the previous record set
in 1947. 21.3" fell at Newark, Nj and 24.6" in Roselle, NJ.
The blizzard was accompanied by lightning and strong
winds which were 40-60mph in gusts. The storm occurred
on a Sunday which helped the cleanup effort in the state
This blizzard occurred after a record mild January, and
boosted the snowfall totals to near the 40" mark, close
to the previous three snowy winters in the east.