A Look at Some Historic Christmas Storms

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By Scott Cimini on December 18, 2012, 4:05pm Last modified: December 20, 2012, 1:55pm

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1776 – During the American Revolution, Washington invaded Trenton, N.J. in a snowstorm where over 2 ft. of snow fell in parts of Virginia and Maryland.  In Trenton, sleet and freezing rain was falling. 

2004 – Moderate to heavy snow fell in Connecticut on Christmas Eve.  The town of Killingly received 7 inches of snow.

1969 – A winter storm stalled over New England from December 25-28 and blanketed the Northeast with snow.  Albany received 26 inches and Burlington VT received 30 inches of snow!

1987 – Tucson, Ariz. received 3 inches of snow giving them their first white Christmas since 1916!

1989 – Jacksonville, Fla. received several inches of snow on the 23rd and it stuck around long enough to give everyone a white Christmas in 1989!

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