A nor'easter brought near-blizzard conditions to areas from the mid-Atlantic to southern New England on Feb. 11-12, 2006. On top of 1-2 feet over many areas, the wind picked up and brought significant blowing and drifting of snow. Major travel disruptions lasted for a couple of days across these regions.

The heaviest snow fell from New York City to southern New England as the storm ramped up off the Northeast coast. New York City got walloped by 26.9 inches of snow, and Boston had 17.5 inches! Cities in the mid-Atlantic that have received the heaviest snow ever recorded in a winter this year (2009-2010) were also hit hard by the storm in 2006.

Philadelphians had to dig out from a foot of snow, while Washington, D.C. was covered by 8.8 inches. Wilmington, Del. got 13.3 inches of snow.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans.