• DeflateGate: Can Weather Deflate Footballs?

    January 25, 2015; 1:50 PM ET

    The New England Patriots are the target of an NFL investigation involving allegedly under-inflated footballs used during Sunday's rainy AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Chicago, IL (1967)
Record 23 inches for a single storm (Jan. 26th-27th), including a record 19.8 inches in 24 hours. Some parts of So. Cook County received 27 inches. Wind gusts of over 60 mph combined with temperatures in the upper 20s; drifts of 4-8 feet common with some reaching a height of 12 feet.

Michigan, Indiana Ohio (1978)
Paralyzing Midwest blizzard: 100 killed, wind gusts to 100 mph, 25-foot drifts, many roofs collapsed.

Alaska (1989)
Frigid cold last half of January with the lowest temperature of minus 76 at Tanana. The high at Ambler January 26 was minus 66.