Taking A Look Back at MARCH Storms!
"The Superstorm" of 1993 clobbered the Eastern U.S. on March 12-15 and left 270 people dead from Florida to Maine. The four-day storm spawned 11 tornadoes in Florida, produced whiteout conditions in Atlanta, damaged 200 homes in the Outer Banks, dropped 6 inches of snow in the Florida Panhandle, 6 foot drifts in Birmingham, Ala; and 10 foot drifts in Latrobe, Pa. Every major airport on the East Coast was closed at one time or another because of the storm.
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"The Great Atlantic Storm" or "ASH Wednesday" storm ravaged the east coast March 5-9 1962 causing $1.5 billion in damage and 30 deaths. For nearly three days the storm hammered the east coast and swept beach homes, hotels, and boardwalks into the sea! In Chincoteague, Va. more than 1,200 homes were damaged. Further North, in New Jersey alone, an estimated 45,000 homes were damaged. A blizzard blanketed North Carolina and completely enveloped Virginia's Shenandoah Valley with nearly 2 feet of snow. Winchester, Va., endured a record-shattering twenty-three inches of snow, 42 inches in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The "Blizzard of 1888" paralyzed the Northeast corridor beginning March 12 and left 235 people dead. Epic snowfalls buried cities: 58 inches in Saratoga Springs, 48 inches In Albany, and a snowdrift of 52 Feet at Gravesend. 200 people lost their lives in New York City; at least 100 perished at sea from Chesapeake Bay to New England.