This snowstorm is the 2nd biggest in New York City's history

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Sunday, January 24, 2016
Saturday's storm marks one of Top 5 snowstorms in New York history
Lee Goldberg has the updated snowfall numbers.

CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan (WABC) -- This weekend's massive winter storm is now the second largest in New York City's history.

Central Park's weather station recorded 26.8 inches of snow so far for this storm. The storm secured the third slot earlier in the night, surpassing the blizzard of 1888.

The record for the top slot is 26.9 inches of snow, which is from February 2006 -- so it's just 1/10 off from breaking the record.

"This is a storm of a lifetime," said Meteorologist Jeff Smith.

The winter storm resulted in a travel ban across the city and on Long Island, the shutdown of MTA buses and the closure of above-ground subway lines throughout the city. The travel was lifted early Sunday morning, while mass transit was slowly resuming.

Three people -- one on Staten Island and two in Queens -- died while shoveling snow in the city.

Staten Island had the most snow in the city, piling up 31.3 inches of snow! You can see totals for your area here.