• How Did East Coast Blizzard of 2015 Play Out?

    January 29, 2015; 9:19 AM ET

    As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.

  • Late-Week Storm to Target Southern Europe

    January 29, 2015; 9:14 AM ET

    The same storm opening the door for snow showers to stream across the United Kingdom and Ireland will impact southern Europe late in the week.

  • Is Feeling Cold Contagious?

    January 29, 2015; 9:10 AM ET

    Watching somebody shivering on television can induce the same type of physiological response as braving the icy elements in person, according to research conducted by scientists at the University of Sussex.

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Washington-Oregon (1921)
Great Olympic Blowdown along Oregon and Washington coasts as hurricane winds confined by mountains overwhelmed forests; wind gusts to 150 mph.

Mid Atlantic/ Northeast (1966)
Strong coastal storm (Jan. 29th-30th). Blizzard conditions with gale-force winds; over 50 deaths, 1-2 feet of snow with drifts to over 10 feet. Snowfall amounts and wind speeds: Washington, DC 12.0 inches Baltimore, MD 12.0 inches Roanoke, VA 17.0 inches West Virginia 12-20 inches Chesapeake Bay 10-16 inches Charlotte, NC 4.4 inches Reading, PA 11.7 inches & 54 mph winds Harrisburg, PA 10.2 inches & 42 mph winds Philadelphia, PA 8.3 inches & 38 mph winds Williamsport, PA 13.0 inches & 32 mph winds Pittsburgh, PA 6.0 inches & 35 mph winds Allentown, PA 11.5 inches & 46 mph winds State College, PA 10.0 inches Newport, PA 16.0 inches

Kenner, LA (1991)
Severe damage from a tornado over a five-block area.