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 - 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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