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Mayor Lindsay Storm (1969)
1-2 ft of snow from SE New York into New England. Bridgeport, CT wind gusts to 65 mph; 800 cars stranded on Tappen-Zee Bridge, NYC. Property damage: New England more than $10 million. 10 people die from over exertion (heat seizure). Thousands of homes lost utility service. Drifts 10-20 ft. deep. Thousands stranded on highways. New York Thruway closed from New York City to Albany.

Venice, Italy (1991)
Bitterly cold air over the city froze the canals for the first time since 1985.

New England (1741)
Greatest snow of Hard Winter 1740/1741: 3ft near Hartford.

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