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WWW. BLIZZARD OF 1996. COM

WWW. NORTHEAST BLIZZARDS. COM

A BLIZZARD IS A SEVERE
WINTER STORM WITH
HEAVY SNOW & HIGH WINDS

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January 1978 Blizzard

BLIZZARD!!!
 
History has had many historic blizzards
in the northeast with severe storms in
1778, 1811, 1857 (COLD STORMS),
GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1888 (50"
snow and 20 foot drifts NY), 1899 The
Great Eastern Blizzard from South to
North....
 
In the 20th Century there were Blizzards
in 1905, 1910, and 1935 at NYC. In 1920
a GREAT SNOW AND SLEET STORM
struck with 17" of mixed precipitation
that defied removal and caused the army
to tackle it with flame throwers. In March
1941 a blizzard occurred in the east on the
7th-9th period.
In DECEMBER 1947 a snowstorm blitzed
NYC with a crushing 26.4" snow and 32"
in suburbs as the Christmas season was in
progress..
 
 
In the late 50s and early 60s there were
a series of Blizzards including the
Pre-December Storm of 1960 which
dumped 20" at Newark, Nj with 50mph
gales...followed by the JFK storm in 1961
and a month later by a mega-snow...
 
There was also a January blizzard in 1964,
a widespread storm; A Blizzard in 1967 that
hammered the after Ground hog day, and
the Lindsday Snowstorm of 1969 that
brought 15"-25" of paralysis to the big
apple...it was a suprise..
 
In the late 70s there was a January near-
blizzard in the east that also brought
heavy snow unexpectedly to NYC, with
17" in places..FOLLOWED BY THE
FAMOUS GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1978
in February that year...2 to 4 feet of snow!
In February 1979 the President's Day
Storm struck and DC to Boston had 1'-3'
of snow...also a suprise of sorts..
 
The 1980s featured the rare April 1982
Blizzard, and the Megapolitan Storm of 83'
that brought 1'-3' snow and thunder to
the big cities...breaking records...
 
The 1990s featured the MARCH 1993
Superstorm a combination of BLIZZARD
and ICESTORM that dumped 12"-24"
in the east...IN JANUARY 1996 a HUGE
BLIZZARD DUMPED 20" on NYC and
30" on the suburbs...worst since 1947..
 
The Millenium Blizzard of Late December
2000 brought 12"-25" snow to NYC/NJ,
and the PRESIDENT'S DAY 2003
BLIZZARD brought as much as 20" to
NYC and close to 30" in Boston, the
equal to 1996!!
A recent December 2003 blizzard dumped
15"-20" in a two-day stretch in early
December....
 
 

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Deep Drifts in aftermath of Blizzard
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The Megapolitan Snowstorm of 1983

Blizzard of 1983 dumped

18"-22" snow across the metropolitan areas,

with claps of thunder and lightning, along

with frigid temperatures in teens.

1969 Headline of Famous NYC Storm
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Headline of Lindsay Snowstorm

The Lindsay Snowstorm of  1969
paralyzed NYC with up to two feet of heavy
wet snow, and 60mph gusts blew the snow
into deep drifts in NYC. The storm was badly forecasted with only light rain/snow expected.
But a coastal storm "bombed" out and spread
crippling snowfall throughout the area.

WWW. Lindsay Snowstorm. Com

Great Snow of the late 70s in East
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Blizzard of February 1978

Blizzard of 1978 was a true
coastal storm, a nuetercane that formed an eye
off the NJ coast, with 24 hours of heavy snow.
Winds increased to gale force, and tides ran
very high. 18"-24" snow fell in NJ, NYC area

WWW. BLIZZARD OF 1978 RECAP.COM

BLIZZARD OF JANUARY 05'
Dropped 12"-18" on NJ, NYC, and 2-3 feet in Ct.,
and Mass., winds 40-60mph caused extensive
blowing and drifting and white-out conditions;
temps in teens with bitter wind chills...

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Blizzard January 2005

BLIZZARD OF FEB. 2006
TWO FEET OF SNOW NJ
A nor'easter dumps 24" snow on Nj and a record
26.9" snow at Central Park, NYC for the biggest
snowfall of all-time in the city. Thunder and
lighting accompanied the heavy snow which fell
at 3"-4" per hour at the height of the storm and
winds were clocked at 40-60mph along the coast
resulting in blowing and drifting. The storm also
pummelled Boston and New England cities as
it headed north. Fortunately, the storm occurred
on a Sunday and this aided cleanup efforts. 

February Blizzard of 2006
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Two Feet of Snow NJ and NYC

Blizzard List: the following storms have
met the criteria of being an authentic blizzard along the east coast:
 
 
December 26-27, 1778                   HESSIAN STORM
December 26, 1872                        Post-Christmas Storm
December 23-24, 1811                  Cold Storm LI/NYC 
January 19-20, 1857                     Great Cold Storm
February 12-14, 1899                   Great Eastern Blizzard
March 12-14, 1888                        Great Blizzard of 88'
 
December 26-27, 1947                  The Big Post-Christmas Snow
March 7-9, 1941                            Early March Blizzard
February 4-7, 1920                       Great Snow and Sleet Storm
January 22-24, 1935                     Depression Blizzard
February 3-4, 1961                       Great Northeast Snowstorm
January 19-21, 1961                     JFK Inagural Snowstorm
December 11-12, 1960                  Pre-Winter Blizzard
January 13-15, 1910                     Early Century Blizzard
April 3-4, 1915                              Easter Saturday Blizzard
March 3-4, 1960                            Severe NE Blizzard
March 18-19, 1956                        Late March Nor'easter/blizzard
February 7, 1967                           Midwinter Blizzard
January 30, 1966                          East Coast Blizzard of 66'
February 14-15, 1958                   Blizzard of 58'
January 12-13, 1964                     Widespread Blizzard
December 19-20, 1948                  Heavy Snowstorm of 48'
February 9-10, 1969                     The Lindsday Snowstorm
February 6-7, 1978                       New England Blizzard of 78'
January 19-20, 1978                    January 78' Blizzard
February 11-12, 1983                  The Megapolitan Storm
January 20, 1987                          Nor'easter
April 6, 1982                                 Spring Blizzard of 82'
February 19, 1979                        President's Day Snowstorm #1
February 16-17, 2003                   President's Day Snowstorm #2
January 6-7, 1996                         Blizzard of  96'
March 13-14, 1993                        Superstorm/Storm of Century
December 5-6, 2003                      Pre-winter  Blizzard
January 22-23, 2005                     Blizzard
February 11-12, 2006                   Blizzard