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63-inches of snow have fallen in Erie, Pa. since Christmas Eve, NWS says

Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 11:11 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 1:10 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 1:10 p.m. (Dec. 27)

Erie, Pa. has now received over 63-inches of snow since Christmas Eve, adding to an already historic total. 

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Just on Christmas Day alone, the city received 34-inches of snow, shattering the previous record of 20-inches in a 24-hour period, set in 1956, according to the National Weather Service.. 

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Wednesday morning, the Erie International Airport received 1.3-inches of snow, setting the three-day storm total to 63.8-inches, the NWS said. 

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The monthly total for Erie, Pa. has now reached 97-inches, 30-inches more than the previous highest total on record, 66.9-inches, set in December 1989.

Yesterday, the National Weather Service said a 30-hour total of snowfall in Erie, Pa. surpassed the total amount of snow Dayton received in 2015, 2016, and 2017 combined. 

FIRST REPORT (Dec. 26)

Snowfall totals in a 30-hour period since Sunday in Erie, Pa. have surpassed the amount of snow Dayton received in 2015, 2016, and 2017, combined, according to the National Weather Service. 

Since Sunday, Erie, Pa. has received 53-inches of snow during one storm, which shattered a Pennsylvania state record for most snowfall over a two-day period, the weather service said. 

The historic snowfall also prompted the Erie International Airport to shut down on Christmas Day, according to CBS affiliate WSEE-TV in Erie. Early flights Tuesday morning were also cancelled, the station reported. 

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