Record-Breaking Snowfall Blankets Northeast

Towns from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts saw major snowfall during the first winter storm of the year.

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Dr. Charles Blomquist plays with his Newfoundland Daphne at St. Joseph's on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Pittsfield, Mass. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
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A large swath of the Northeast was blanketed in snow by the first major storm of the season, which smashed a decades-old snowfall record in Pennsylvania. “Williamsport Regional Airport made history,” the National Weather Service in State College said, reporting 24.7 inches of snow. Forecasters said that was the most snow from a single storm on record, breaking the previous record of 24.1 inches set there in January 1964. Much of the Pennsylvania’s western and…

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