A vast winter storm brought blizzard conditions and record snowfall to large sections of the upper Midwest and Ohio Valley early Wednesday. Chicago is at the epicenter of the storm, receiving a record-breaking 13.6 inches of snow at O’Hare International Airport Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. The total not only breaks the previous record of 4.0 inches for the date set back on February 1, 1967, but it also establishes a new all-time record daily snowfall for the month of February for the city. Air travel was just as difficult across the region. Continental Airlines said it was suspending operations at New Jersey’s Newark International Airport through noon Wednesday. Blizzard warnings are spread across eight states – from eastern Kansas to western Ohio.