Erie, Pennsylvania receives 56.5 inches of snow in 42 hours
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Erie, Pennsylvania receives 56.5 inches of snow in 42 hours

December 26, 2017

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As of Tuesday, Erie, Pennsylvania, had received 56.5 inches (1.44 m) of snow from 7 p.m. ET on Dec. 24, with 34 of those inches (86 cm) falling on Christmas Day. The previous record for a one-day snowfall was 20 inches (51 cm) in Nov. 1956. The city declared a snow emergency, saying some roads were impassable.

Matt Exley, Director of Emergency Management for Erie’s Millcreek Township, said snow removal crews were out but “can’t keep up with the amount of snow that’s falling.”

Erie averages 101 inches (2.57 m) of snow per year. Erie has received 92 inches (2.34 m) of snow so far in December. The previous record for December snowfall was 66.9 inches (1.70 m) in 1989.

Up to a foot more snow is forecast for Erie through Wednesday.

Sources: The Weather Channel