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The Blizzard Of 1888

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From March 11th-12th 1888 there was an unseasonable and devastating snowstorm from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine. The cities of Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City were paralyzed. This incredible "Nor'easter" dumped 50 inches of snow in Connecticut and Massachusetts while New Jersey and the state of New York had 40 inches. Drifts of 40 to 50 feet high buried houses and trains. From Chesapeake Bay to Nantucket, 200 ships were sunk with 400 lives lost.

Photos courtesy NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection

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oh wow can you imagine 50'' in london? considering a couple of inces brings the whole of england to a stand still! :nonono:

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