A great southern Appalachian snowstorm dumped 42 inches of snow the mountains in 3 days. 33 inches fell at Asheville, North Carolina and 25 inches fell at Rome, Georgia. Montgomery, Alabama received a record 11 inches and Columbia, South Carolina had 1 to 2 inches of sleet.
Duluth, Minnesota had their greatest 24 hour snowfall when 25.4 inches fell.
A storm over the eastern U.S. produced high winds which toppled the national Christmas tree at the White House.
A tightly wrapped 990 millibar low dumped unexpected heavy wet snow over eastern Pennsylvania, southeastern New York, and southern New England. Snowfall totals included 19 inches at Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, 18 inches at Cornwall, Connecticut, 17.6 inches at Worthington, Massachusetts, and 16 inches at East Jewett, New York. Winds gusted to 75 mph at Nantucket, Massachusetts and to nearly 100 mph offshore from a ship on Georges Bank.
On top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, the temperature reach 47 degrees -- its highest temperature ever recorded in the month of December.