The Biggest Blizzards And Snow Storms From America’s Past Are No Laughing Matter

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.


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