24 years ago, Blizzard of 93

It began today, 24 years ago, The Blizzard of 93

Facts on the storm From Wikipedia:

The 1993 Storm of the Century, also known as the '93 Super Storm, the Great Blizzard of 1993, or the No Name Storm, was a large cyclonic storm that formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993. The storm eventually dissipated in the North Atlantic Ocean on March 15, 1993. It was unique for its intensity, massive size, and wide-reaching effects, particularly in the southeastern United States.[2] At its height, the storm stretched from Canada to Central America, but it affected mainly the eastern United States and Cuba. The cyclone moved through the Gulf of Mexico and then through the eastern United States before moving onto Canada.

Areas as far south as central Alabama and Georgia received 7 to 8 inches of snow. Areas such as Birmingham, Alabama, received up to 13 inches with isolated reports of 16 inches. Areas of Union County, Georgia reported up to 35 inches of snow. [4] The Florida Panhandle reported up to 4 inches with hurricane-force wind gusts and record low barometric pressures. Between Louisiana and Cuba, the hurricane-force winds produced high storm surges across Northwestern Florida which, in combination with scattered tornadoes, killed dozens of people.

Record cold temperatures were seen across portions of the south and east of the US in the wake of this storm. In the United States, the storm was responsible for the loss of electric power to more than 10 million households. An estimated 40 percent of the country's population experienced the effects of the storm with a total of 208 fatalities, making it one of the deadliest weather events of the 20th century.

More storm statistics from Channel 6 

http://files.cbs6albany.com/wrgb/weather_historical_daily/1993/Blizzard_1993.html


 

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