Anyone dreaming of a white Christmas certainly got their wish in Erie, Pennsylvania. The city was battered by a winter storm and received a record-breaking amount of snow over the holiday.
According to the National Weather Service, Erie received 34 inches of snow on Christmas, blowing away the previous record of 20 inches set on Nov. 22, 1956.
Erie, PA received 34" of snow on Christmas Day! This is a new all-time daily snowfall record. The previous record was 20" set on 11/22/56. For reference, the greatest 3-day snowfall in Erie was 30.2" (12/29-31/2002), greatest 7-day snowfall is 39.8" (12/27/01-1/2/2002) #pawx
— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) December 26, 2017
The amount of snow it received even toppled the 3-day record of 30.2 inches set Dec. 29 to 31 in 2002. Cleveland had its first white Christmas in years, but nothing like that.