Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Almost

The Blizzard of '78

Duration of storm: 32 hours, 40 minutes (Feb. 6-8, 1978)

Snow depths: 27-54 inches, drifts up to 15 feet

Wind velocity: Peak gusts of 69 mph in Boston, 92 mph in Chatham.

Tides: 16 feet above normal

Deaths: 29

Homes destroyed: 2,163

Vehicles stranded: 3,000 cars, 500 trucks on Route 128

Estimated impact on Massachusetts economy: $1.43 billion in current dollars.

Mom couldn't find this info on New Hampshire. But Massachusetts is only an hour away. We probably got more snow. Mom remembers being out of school for a week.

11 comments:

Milton said...

Mine mombean was growing up in Massachusetts then, she remembers it too.

Lux said...

Whoa - what a horrible storm that was!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Wow! That's amazing. I hope Derby's storm isn't that bad!

Karen Jo said...

That was a horrible storm. I don't think we ever had anything that bad here. We did have one where we got 51 inches of snow, but not the wind.

Sarah said...

I wasn't alive yet, but my parents always talk about how bad it was. My dad was stranded for days. The worst blizzard I remember was the April Fool's Day storm in 1997. I had no school for a week! Yay for snow days.

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

Why were those people even on the road?

Punchbugpug said...

I remember that storm too! The snow was coming down so fast it was unbelievable. I was driving home from work and my car was literally plowing the snow in the road. I ended up stuck in the end of my driveway.....good thing I was young...

Daisy said...

That was some storm!

Page said...

Alright, that was two years before I was born, but was there not radar back then? Or did the storm just sneak up on everyone? How horrible to be stuck in that cold for so long!

Mickey's Musings said...

WOW!!! I sure hope we don't get storms like that!!! That looks amazing!!!All those cars!!!
WOW!!!
Purrs Mickey

The Cat Realm said...

I call on you today because you dressed up in REAL clothes for the Halloween contest and we are having another dress up contest here
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and so far ALL the entries are image edited!!! So here is your big chance to shine in real clothes!!!
Karl