As the Northeast prepares to get pummeled by snow, check out the other major blizzards in U.S. history.
Dec. 26-27, 2010: This post-holiday blizzard stranded thousands of travelers and featured a rare meteorological event known as thundersnow, when thunder and lightning are accompanied by heavy snow rather than rain. Snowfall was deepest in Rahway, N.J., which had to dig out from under 32 inches of snow.
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