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    Janelle Jarous climbs a mound of packed snow in Larchmont, N.Y., to get at a hard-to-reach spot on the roof of her car as she digs her car out after a storm that covered the Northeast with snow and ice on March 14, 1993. Over a foot of snow and heavy winds made it one of the worst winter storms of the century.

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    A homeless man wraps what clothes he has around himself as he walks along Manhattan's Sixth Avenue after a winter storm brought the city to a standstill on March 14 1993. Wind-driven snow blanketed the city and its suburbs closing airports, cutting off transportation systems and leaving midtown Manhattan mostly deserted.

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    Central Park and Manhattan are covered in 20 inches of snow on Jan. 9, 1996, a day after a blizzard swept across the East Coast. A widespread blanket of 2 to 3 feet of snow fell from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, including 30.7 inches in Philadelphia, the city’s highest on record.

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    World Heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson shovels snow at his Spring Valley, N.Y., training camp on Feb. 7, 1961. More than 20 inches fell in the New York City region, with up to 40 inches in the central part of the state and lesser but still substantial amounts of more than a foot throughout New England.

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    Workers clear snow from the the Philadelphia Eagles' home field during a winter storm on Jan. 22, 2005, in preparation for the NFC championship game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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    Cousins Allen, bottom, and Lauren Haywood, middle, and Aubrey Parsons, all from Washington, take advantage of the snowy hill in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on March 14, 1993. Dubbed the “Storm of the Century,” the intense 1993 storm produced tremendous amounts of snow from Tennessee to the Canadian border, with many locations breaking snowfall records.

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    Sam Germaine of Hull, Mass., surveys ice formations on houses along the oceanfront in Hull on Jan. 25, 2005. The 2005 storm brought up to 3 feet of snow in southern New England, including 22.5 inches in Boston. Some areas around the city reported snowfall rates of 3 to 5 inches per hour and wind gusts up to 85 mph, leading to white-out conditions.

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    Two passers-by make their way across the Boston Common near the Statehouse in Boston on Jan. 22, 2005. The 2005 storm brought up to 3 feet of snow in southern New England, including 22.5 inches in Boston. Some areas around the city reported snowfall rates of 3 to 5 inches per hour and wind gusts up to 85 mph, leading to white-out conditions.

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    New York City Mayor Ed Koch, right, accompanied by unidentified aides, steps through snow in Queens during a tour of New York on Jan. 20, 1978, to see first-hand the conditions brought about by the city's worst storm of the decade.

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    Heavy seas crash against the Humarock section of Scituate, Mass., during the noontime high tide on Feb. 18, 2003, the day after a big winter storm dumped about 2 feet of snow in the Boston area.

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    A woman pulls her luggage across Times Square in New York on Feb. 7, 2003. A blizzard shut down much of the mid-Atlantic region on Presidents Day with windblown snow up to 4 feet deep, halting air and some rail travel and causing at least a dozen deaths.

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    Francis Miller shovels snow from his sidewalk into the street after a winter storm dumped 2 feet of snow in the area, in Baltimore on Feb. 17, 2003. The storm on Presidents Day weekend paralyzed an swath of the Northeast from Washington to Boston, producing the latter city’s heaviest snowfall on record, a whopping 27.6 inches. The Baltimore area suffered the most, as more than 3 feet fell north of the city.

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    People walk past Radio City Music Hall along a snow-covered street in New York on Jan. 7, 1996. A blizzard roared into the metropolitan area, dumping up to 2 inches of snow an hour and closing LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark airports.

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