Erie, Pennsylvania gets record 34 inches of snow in 24 hours

Erie, Pennsylvania gets record 34 inches of snow in 24 hours

Erie, Pennsylvania gets record 34 inches of snow in 24 hours

- If you live in the Northeast or Midwest, you're not dreaming: It's probably going to be a white Christmas. 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.

The largest snow accumulations on Monday were in northern New England, with the National Weather Service reporting 13 inches reported on the ground in New Gloucester, Maine.

State police and the state Department of Transportation are urging people to avoid travel, citing poor visibility and deteriorating conditions. And in nearby Lake County, Ohio, speeds were reduced to 30 miles per hour on parts of Interstate 90.

The National Weather Service said that temperatures in the low 20s feel like the mid teens given the wind chill.

In North Granby, 4.8 inches of snow was reported. The low will be around 2, with wind chill values as low as minus 20 and west wind 17 to 26 miles per hour.

Seattle had its first white Christmas in nine years.

The hazardous weather includes bitter cold wind chills and cold temperatures.

Wyandotte County is under a winter weather advisory from 6 a.m.to noon Tuesday, according to the weather service.

The polar air is set to continue Wednesday morning with wind chills approaching minus-10 degrees in Chicago and near zero in Boston. Meteorologists say frostbite is possible with as little as 30 minutes of exposure.

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