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Blizzard Doesn’t Make It To Top 5 For NYC

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Heavy equipment clears snow at JFK Airport on December 27, 2010 (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) – It’s not the worst snow storm that New York City has ever experienced. It’s not even in the top five.

National Weather Service meteorologist Adrienne Leptich said this year’s blizzard was the sixth-worst storm since the agency began keeping records in 1869.

A Feb 11-12, 2006, storm dropped 26.9 inches in Central Park, breaking the previous 1947 high by half an inch.

The storm that clobbered the city Sunday left 20 inches of snow in Central Park.

The blizzard stymied transportation throughout the metropolitan region, leaving thousands of holiday travelers trying to get back home.

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