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Major blizzards in U.S. history

Published On: Feb 07 2013 10:39:34 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 02 2014 07:32:56 AM CST

As the Northeast prepares to get pummeled by snow, check out the major blizzards in U.S. history.

Biggest Blizzards - 1967
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Jan. 25-26, 1967: One of the biggest snowstorms on record in the Midwest and Chicago's heaviest snowfall in a 24-hour period, this blizzard hit after a rare January tornado outbreak. Seventy-six people died, most in the Chicago area, and winds of up to 50 mph created drifts as high as 15 feet tall.

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