Major blizzards in U.S. history

POSTED: 08:39 AM PST Feb 07, 2013    UPDATED: 12:13 PM PST Dec 27, 2014 

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

Biggest Blizzards - 1940
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Nov. 11, 1940: Nearly 150 deaths were blamed on the Armistice Day Blizzard, which left a path of devastation 1,000 miles wide through the country and generated snowdrifts up to 20 feet tall. It followed an unseasonably warm morning and went largely undetected by meteorologists.


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