February 7, 2015

Remember the Blizzard of '78?



I actually don't, being only three years old at the time. But my parents mentioned it often, and below are a couple of photos of yours truly as a tot amid four foot snow drifts in Quincy, Massachusetts after the storm:





The blizzard of '78 was a three-day disaster in the Northeastern U.S. that began on Sunday, February 5, and finally broke on the 7th-- 37 years ago today. It formed from an extra-tropical cyclone of the coast of South Carolina that merged with an Arctic cold front. There were hurricane-force winds, and because this occurred during a new moon, the high tide caused terrible flooding in coastal areas.

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