Christmas Eve brings 3-4 inches of snow to Toledo area

Kristen Gonzales
December 27, 2017

Erie, Pennsylvania broke a one-day snowfall record with 34 inches of snow on Christmas Day. According to the National Weather Service, "additional snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches are expected through this evening, heaviest from portions of Lake County east through northern Ashtabula and Erie County PA".

Another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, bringing the total to 53 inches - the greatest two-day snowfall in Pennsylvania history. The previous record for December 25 was 8.1 inches, set in 2002, and the previous single-day snowfall record was 20 inches, set on November 22, 1956.

And the snow isn't over.

An active weather pattern will remain in place through next week with frequent disturbances causing a few inches of snow from time to time. Expect areas of blowing and drifting snow, with wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour, reduced visibility and drifts, which will make travel hard at times.

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Parts of the Midwest had their coldest Christmas on record.

It's a welcome site for snow-lovers in a season short on the white stuff - just over 2 inches (5 centimeters) previously in Chicago, Castro said.

Downtown Portland, Oregon, also had a white Christmas for only the sixth time since 1884.

Most of in was under winter weather advisory with officials urging motorists to stay put unless they absolutely had to travel. Wind chill values could drop to -10° or colder through Wednesday afternoon.

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