This past week, upstate New York was blasted by a gigantic snowstorm. The cities and towns that were hit by the storm were practically shut down, with feet of snow piling up quickly. Blizzards can be very scary events, sometimes doing serious damage to property, and even causing death. As much as everyone likes the snow, these storms are nothing to joke about.
The snow storm that hit Buffalo, NY and the surrounding area is a serious storm having a huge impact on the community.
As you can see here, the visibility in this storm is almost nil, making driving, or even walking around Buffalo a risky endeavor. This is a seriously massive storm, and one that echoes some of the blizzards from America”s past.
The Knickerbocker Storm, January 1922 – this storm got its name from a theater in Washington D.C. called The Knickerbocker. The roof of the theater collapsed under the weight of the fallen snow.
The Great Midwest Blizzard, January 1967 – this giant blizzard affected areas from the Midwest all the way to the Southwest. That”s a big storm.
The Blizzard of February 1978 – those who experienced this storm saw 90 mph winds as well as almost 30 inches of snow.
The Superstorm of March 1993 – This massive storm hit New York State with over 4 feet of snow.
The Blizzard of January 1996 – this storm hit the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic hard, with Philadelphia getting a record 30.7 inches of snow.
The Blizzard of January 2005 – Another storm that hit the Northeast heavily, this blizzard dumped over 4 feet of snow on Boston, MA.
Post-Christmas Storm of 2010 – this was a big one – New York City got a whopping 20 inches of snow during this wicked snow storm.
The Groundhog Day Blizzard, February 2011 – some cities hit by this storm that devastated the Midwest had to declare states of emergency.
When snowfall is light, temporary and pretty, I”m all about it. But once it gets to this point, it”s just dangerous. Stay warm this winter.