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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. Photo Credit: Eileen Farrell
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. 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

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 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 .

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