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Forecasters say a Christmas storm dumped a record amount of snow on the Pennsylvania city of Erie and surrounding areas.

The largest snow accumulations on Monday were in northern New England, with the National Weather Service reporting 13 inches reported on the ground in New Gloucester, Maine. The previous record of 44 inches in Morgantown had stood since March 1958.

Due to the massive snowfall, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is restricting commercial vehicle travel on some Erie County interstates.

By Tuesday morning, Erie International Airport had accumulated 53 inches of snow since Christmas Eve. The sky will remain overcast until the late afternoon, at which time it will be partly sunny, with temperature highs in the lower 20s, according to the weather service.

The Midwest is experiencing frigid cold today, with this morning's temperature falling to minus-8 degrees in Minneapolis and St. Paul and minus-16 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. The low will be around 2, with wind chill values as low as minus 20 and west wind 17 to 26 miles per hour.

- How's this for a white Christmas?

Kitsap and Mason counties are included in a winter weather advisory the National Weather Service has issued for much of Western Washington.

It will be breezy on Monday, with westerly winds between 15 and 25 miles per hour and wind gusts reaching 35 miles per hour, which will create low wind chills of close to zero.


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