13. The Blizzard of 2006

Photographer: Jean Miele

Year: February 2006

Location: New York City

Casualties: 3

Nevermind that it was not technically a blizzard, this 2006 storm became known as the biggest to ever hit New York City. The 26.9 inches of snow that fell in Central Park broke snowfall records held since 1947, and closed all three major airports for the first time since 9/11. With New Yorkers shut away in their homes, snow occupied the city instead.