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In a winter marked by several crippling storms, the storm of February... News Photo2000,2010,2011,Blizzard,Cloud - Sky,Color Image,Environment,Horizontal,Meteorology,NASA,Satellite View,Science and Technology,Space,Storm,The Natural World,USA,WinterPhotographer Collection: SSPL SSPL/NASAUNITED STATES - JULY 18: In a winter marked by several crippling storms, the storm of February 1–2, 2011, stands out. Heavy snow, ice, freezing rain, and frigid wind battered about two thirds of the United States, making it a winter storm of historic proportions, said the National Weather Service. By 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on February 2, the National Weather Service reported that 21 states from New Mexico to New Hampshire had received at least 5 inches (13 centimeters) of snow. Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma declared states of emergency. According to news reports, one in three Americans were affected by the storm. (Photo by NASA/SSPL/Getty Images)