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RECAP: Blizzard of 2016 makes history from DC to NYC, buries mid-Atlantic with over 2 feet of snow

A powerful storm rattled the mid-Atlantic states during Friday and Saturday, producing widespread snowfall totals of 1 to 3 feet.

Washington, D.C., Baltimore and New York City received over 2 feet of snow during the event. Philadelphia received just under 2 feet.

"Baltimore received the most snow on record for a storm on Sunday, surpassing the old record of 26.8 inches set during the President's Day storm of 2003," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, also received the most snow on record for a storm, breaking the old record of 25.0 inches during the Feb. 22-23 storm in 1983.

Central Park is 0.1 of an inch away from tying the previous record of the all time record storm total snowfall through Saturday. Light snow has fallen early Sunday morning and a measurement will be taken at 7am EST Sunday to determine if the record was tied or broken.

Strong wind gusts between 30 and 50 mph led to extensive blowing and drifting snow and near-zero visibility. Most cities were shut down with travel bans in place to keep vehicles safely off the roads.

Travel bans forced those heading outdoors to travel by foot. Some people traveled by cross-country skis and a sled. With the worst of the storm on Saturday, many kids were able to spend the day off from school by going sledding and playing in the snow.

Heavy bands of snow set up across portions of the mid-Atlantic producing snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour. Snow crews were unable to keep ahead of the storm. This led to some vehicles being trapped on the roads.

Those trapped on the roads included the Duquesne Dukes man's basketball team, which was trying to head back to Pittsburgh after playing a game against George Mason in Fairfax, Virginia, on Friday.

The team finally made it home on Saturday night.

Hundreds of thousands of people from the Tennessee Valley to the mid-Atlantic were without power at some point during the storm. Thousands of flights were cancelled.

This storm not only produced impressive snowfall amounts, but also coastal flooding and beach erosion along the mid-Atlantic coast. Icy flood waters flowed down several roads across eastern New Jersey.

In some areas, onshore winds caused tides to run 2 to 4 feet above normal. The flooding was made worse by high astronomical tides related to the full moon.

It may take days for all roads to be cleared of snow. Luckily, major snowstorms are not expected across the mid-Atlantic into midweek.

The mid-Atlantic was not the only place that received high snow totals from this storm. Heavy snow fell across portions of Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas.

Portions of Kentucky received more than 1 foot of snow on while over 6 inches of snow fell in Nashville and Little Rock, Arkansas, on Friday.

Snow showers even extended into portions of Florida, including Jacksonville during Saturday.

While the storm has ended, anyone with photos and videos of the event can still share them with AccuWeather.