Major blizzards in U.S. history

POSTED: 08:39 AM PST Feb 07, 2013    UPDATED: 05:32 AM PST Jan 02, 2014 

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

Biggest Blizzards - 1956
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Feb. 1-8, 1956: Travel came to a complete stop in the Southern Plains when this blizzard hit, dumping up to 43 inches of snow in parts of western Oklahoma and Texas. Some areas saw snow accumulating for up to 92 hours. Hundreds of cattle died, and feed for the remaining animals had to be airlifted in.

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