Blizzard of March 1888
This storm hit the northeastern U.S. Some areas in New York received almost 60 inches (1.5 m) of snow. However, with winds of 80 mph (128.7 kph). drifts developed up to 50 feet tall! The storm also killed 400 people, including 100 who were on ships out at sea.
Storm of March 1993
Storm of 2006
A blizzard requires sustained wind speeds above 35 mph (56.3 kph) and visibility under 500 feet (152.4 meters). The storm of 2006 did not meet this specification, but it did paralyse New York City.
The weather station at New York's Central Park Zoo recorded a total of 26.9 inches (68.3 cm) of snow from the storm. That total equals the greatest snowfall in New York City recorded history.
Lhunze County, Tibet -- 2008
Tibet has the world's tallest mountains, including Mount Everest. In 2008 a powerful winter storm hit the region. Although the region is used to cold weather, it usually does not receive a lot of snow, other than on the tops of the mountains. Most of the mountain passes usually remain open all year long. However, in October of 2008 a storm dropped up to six feet of snow (1.5 m). Many buildings collapsed and at least seven people were killed.
Mount Shasta, Calif. -- 1959
In 1959, a storm dumped a huge amount of snow on Mount Shasta, Calif. The 189 inches (4.8 m) of snow recorded at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl is the largest snowfall from a single storm in North America [source: NOAA].
Bill Koch: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blizzard2_-_NOAA.jpg
Caia Cupito and Ore-Cal RC&D: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MtShasta_SnowCapped.jpg