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Breaking News: Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Watches In Effect For Armonk
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Weekend Blizzard Ranks Among Top 5 Worst Storms In Last 60 Years

A cross country skier enjoys the snow in Valhalla during the blizzard of 2016.
A cross country skier enjoys the snow in Valhalla during the blizzard of 2016. Photo Credit: Eileen Farrell
Downtown Pleasantville covered in snow during the massive snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 23.
Downtown Pleasantville covered in snow during the massive snowstorm on Saturday, Jan. 23. Photo Credit: Tony Burton
Water floods Byram Park in Greenwich, Conn., at high tide on Saturday, Jan. 23, as the nor'easter blows through the area.
Water floods Byram Park in Greenwich, Conn., at high tide on Saturday, Jan. 23, as the nor'easter blows through the area. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police via Twitter

You weren’t imagining it; last week’s monster snowstorm was among the top five worst to strike the Northeast in the last 60 years, according to a report by pbs.org.

Citing the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale -- which ranks storms according to inches of snowfall, the size of the area affected, and the number of people affected – the pbs.org story said the Saturday, Jan. 23, blizzard was a “Category 4,” or “crippling” storm.

The scale covers weather data going back to 1950.

The top five whoppers (so far), according to NESIS, were: March 12-14, 1993, Category 5 (extreme); Jan. 6-8,1996, Category 5 (extreme); March 2-5, 1960, Category 4 (crippling); Jan. 22-24, 2016, Category 4 (crippling) , and Feb. 15-18. 2003, Category 4 (crippling).

To see other snowfall numbers, visit the National Centers for Environmental Information site by clicking here .

To read pbs.org’s article, click here.

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