My husband and I, and our children are visiting family in upstate New York. It has been cold here, but not really any snow (besides what is already on the ground). I’ve been watching the news this morning. Everyone is talking about the blizzard that hit many areas of the east coast. New York City doesn’t look that bad to me, yet it is being called a blizzard. Technically, a blizzard has to do with certain amounts of snow, but a true blizzard also has high winds over 35 m.p.h.
I remember being in 5th grade in Carroll County, Maryland when the blizzard of ’79 struck. Of course, as a child I enjoyed being off school for a week. My sister and I got bundled up like a couple of Arctic explorers and ventured outside to make tunnels in the deep snow.Mom always had hot tea ready for us when we came inside.
I also remember as a young newlywed, the “storm of the century” in March of 1993. The entire east coast got pelted with that monster storm. My husband and I went to bed on Friday night with just a few flurries falling. We made a bet with each other that it wasn’t really going to amount to anything. We woke up on Saturday morning to a snow induced hush over our own, personal winter wonderland!
All this talk of blizzards got me to thinking about snow fall. Look at this site of the Top 10 Worst Blizzards of all time. It makes me cold just reading about them!
What are your coldest, snowiest, most blizzard like memories? How old were you? Where were you living at the time?
- Snowfall Totals and Snow Accumulation Map from Blizzard of 2010 (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- Blizzard wreaks havoc from Carolinas to Maine (msnbc.msn.com)
- Travel chaos as blizzards hit US (bbc.co.uk)
- East Coast Blizzard Botches SoCal Flights (laist.com)
- Blizzard strands travelers up and down East Coast (philly.com)
- US hit by heavy snow storms (bbc.co.uk)
- East Coast storm strands travelers, vexes drivers (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- U.S. East Coast snowed in by blizzard; airports closed (theglobeandmail.com)
- Winter blizzard disrupts travel in northeast (scientificamerican.com)
- Travel Chaos As Blizzards Batter The US (news.sky.com)
- North Carolina declares State of Emergency (charlotte.news14.com)
- Blizzard slams N.J., disrupts travel plans (nj.com)
- Mid-Atlantic, Northeast Brace for Monster Storm (abcnews.go.com)
- Snow storm bears down on Mid-Atlantic, Northeast (seattletimes.nwsource.com)