Big snow storms deserve respect and admiration. Snow storms are one of the highest impact weather phenomena in the northeast U.S., affecting everything from the winter recreation industry to transportation. The socio-economic effects of a major snow storm can be crippling to some and highly beneficial to others. Thus, impetus for this project comes from a desire to better understand and forecast high-impact snow storms to help society better prepare and react to future events. Conception of this project occurred while brainstorming summer project ideas in late spring 2007. This project distilled from various means, including discussions with the Burlington National Weather Service office, the desire to better educate ourselves and therefore our students about high-impact snow storms, and from reading the authoritative text, Northeast Snow Storms by Kocin and Uccellini (2004). Furthermore, we feel this page will provide users a healthy does of reality and fresh air in an era where modern meteorology lives and dies largely by looking at the future and not the past. It is our hope this project stimulates scientific discussion and presents information for scientific analysis to improve the understanding of major snow storms. For example, we hope to examine to what extent and under what conditions complex terrain modulates precipitation amounts. In the future, we will post a forum where you can suggest research ideas, share your analysis of the data, and request data.