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Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 11:11 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 1:10 PM
ERIE, Pa. — 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.
LOCAL WEATHER: Frigid temperatures expected through the week
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..
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.
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.
The 7 AM snow observation at Erie International Airport was 1.3" of new snow since midnight. The 3+ day total since snow began after 7 PM Christmas Eve is 63.8" of snow. #pawx— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) December 27, 2017
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.
Erie, PA has recorded 53" over the last day and a quarter. For reference, this is more than Dayton (DAY) has received/measured in 2015, 2016, and 2017 combined. https://t.co/FFXAIHSkCc— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) December 26, 2017
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.