Snowzilla’s striking similarity to the Blizzard of 1996
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Erik Heden, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service forecast office in Binghamton, N.Y., created a comparison between the snowfall outputs of the two storms which show a remarkable match. Image: National Weather Service
Before Snowzilla’s first flakes fell, analog tools – which compare weather patterns from the present to those from the past – suggested the storm would have a lot in common with the Blizzard of 1996. In Snowzilla’s aftermath, the resemblance between the two storms has proven uncanny.