DISCUSSION: As we get closer to the start of our next major East Coast snowstorm here in 2017, this post takes us all the way back to March of 1888. Although there are just over 129 years between the Blizzard of 1888 and this upcoming major snowstorm (and likely blizzard of 2017), there are major differences between these respective events. During the period of time from March 11th to 14th, 1888, there was an impressive prolonged winter storm which impacted many parts of the East Coast anywhere from Maryland to Maine. The Great Blizzard of 1888 paralyzed the east coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine on March 11 through the 14th. The blizzard dumped as much as 55 inches of snow in some areas, and snow drifts of 30 to 40 feet were reported. An estimated 400 people died from this blizzard. To see more pictures from this historic winter storm from more than a century ago, feel free to click here!
To learn more about past historic weather events, be sure to click here!
©2017 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz