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#1 HURRICANE FRED

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 12:13 PM

Here are the newpaper articles & photos that I promised to post (took me awhile,had to get ne scanner)

Along with the Articles & Photos I added sports standings.

Here is link to my page on storm


http://www.hurricanes-blizzards-noreasters...79blizzard.html

#2 Huffwx

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 12:22 PM

THanks for posting that...your site is a good read.

#3 HURRICANE FRED

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:18 PM

Was this the same storm system that cost the mayor of Chiago relection?

#4 uncle w1

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:22 PM

View PostHURRICANE FRED, on Jan 6 2008, 01:18 PM, said:

Was this the same storm system that cost the mayor of Chiago relection?

I think it was January 1967.

#5 Blue Ridge Mike

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:26 PM

View PostHURRICANE FRED, on Jan 6 2008, 01:18 PM, said:

Was this the same storm system that cost the mayor of Chiago relection?

Jane Byrne, elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago, Illinois April 03, 1979. I think this system was mainly an EC storm, so while it was the same winter, not sure if this system came into play.
Nice post about the storm :thumbsup:

#6 BlizzardNole

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:30 PM

My all-time favorite weather event. I was in lower southern MD, and we were hardest hit in the area...DCA recorded 20", but we had over 30", maybe 36", and drifts were 6-8 feet deep. Cars were only lumps in the snow, and one huge drift covered the south end of our house from roof to ground. The deep snowcover was so wavy it looked like a frozen white ocean.

They said at one point we got 6" in one hour, and we had winds of 50-60 mph. There are woods behind the house by 100 feet...at times you could not see them at all.

#7 StephenCT

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:44 PM

That satellite image is crazy...thanks for sharing.

#8 CAT5ANDREW

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:57 PM

That storm had one of the sharpest cutoff lines I have ever seen in a snowstorm..We had relatives who lived in Danbury CT.they got a dusting.
This was a very rare storm indeed..to have a Coastal Storm with Arctic Air.and have Less snow the more North and East you go..doesnt happen here at all.

#9 uncle w1

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 02:53 PM

View Postuncle w1, on Jan 6 2008, 01:22 PM, said:

I think it was January 1967.

I should stick to NYC history lol.

#10 NorthShoreWx

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:37 PM

Here Fred, you can add this to your collection. It made the front page, but didn't get top billing. It wasn't such a big deal on LI:

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#11 Eric

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:40 PM

Heavy snow, temperatures in the low teens and gusty winds made for a great snowstorm in Charlotte.

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#12 PoJrzShr

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:50 PM

View PostHURRICANE FRED, on Jan 6 2008, 12:13 PM, said:

Here are the newpaper articles & photos that I promised to post (took me awhile,had to get ne scanner)

Along with the Articles & Photos I added sports standings.

Here is link to my page on storm
http://www.hurricanes-blizzards-noreasters...79blizzard.html

Amazing articles. It's funny how the guy who thought it would be worse than it was had been fired for lying about his credentials.

Did you notice that Cape May County reported 6 foot drifts, wow.

Any mets remember this surprise storm. or would you rather forget? Kidding, but it is amazing how there's almost nothing about this storm in NOAA climatology history, but there is with the '78 storm. Hmmm.

#13 HURRICANE FRED

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 08:01 PM

Wonder how JB and Henry would have forecasted that storm?

#14 PoJrzShr

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 08:09 PM

View PostHURRICANE FRED, on Jan 6 2008, 08:01 PM, said:

Wonder how JB and Henry would have forecasted that storm?

Don't know, but there's gotta be some current mets who were working during that storm. Would be interested to hear their thoughts.

#15 Varicweather

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 08:17 PM

Great Post! And a very impressive "Winter hurricane".

#16 HURRICANE FRED

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 08:22 PM

Yep,im sure there are Mets out there who worked during this storm,would love to hear your stories

#17 JQPublic

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:30 PM

View PostEric, on Jan 6 2008, 07:40 PM, said:

Heavy snow, temperatures in the low teens and gusty winds made for a great snowstorm in Charlotte.

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What were the NC snow reports?

#18 NJ_Ken

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:46 PM

This storm is one of my all-time favorites, too. 14" fell at PHL and in my backyard. Best of all, the storm included howling winds and temps hovering in the mid teens while the heavy snow was falling. We had 4 and 5 foot drifts and, at my Uncle's shore house on Long Beach Island (Ocean Co, NJ), they had drifts half as high as their house (something like 10+ foot drifts). As a kid, I was in weenie heaven and spent much of the day outside enjoying what was (and still is) quite possibly the nastiest combination of weather of my entire life (all spent in the Philly burbs). We've had more snow in other storms, and, obviously, many windier and colder days, but we've never had that combination of snow, wind, and cold happening at once.... at least not while I've been around to experience it.

#19 Eric

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 11:35 PM

View PostJQPublic, on Jan 6 2008, 09:30 PM, said:

What were the NC snow reports?

Charlotte received 10" of snow from that storm. It was amazing to go from 70 weather on Feb. 16th to heavy snow and temps in the low teens on Feb. 18th. This storm was preceded by another snowstorm that dropped 5" of snow on Charlotte a week and a half earlier.

#20 Ytterbium.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:35 AM

I clicked on your link to the Wikipedia article, then followed the link to the story on the Blizzard of 1978 that impacted MI, IN, and OH. I then followed a link to a summary of the storm. One part really struck me. You know how there's always people who stock up on bread and milk before storms. Well, apparently that's not just a myth. There's been storms that have actually prevented people from getting those items.

From: http://dept.kent.edu/ksutop_story/archive_...f_78_shmid.html

Shortages of bread, milk, and eggs developed quickly. State police escorted food trucks from Michigan into Toledo stores. The Red Cross bought 80,000 loaves of bread in Springfield and Ohio National Guard helicopters delivered them to isolated area communities. U.S. Coast Guard cargo planes flew 30 tons of food into Cincinnati where it was distributed to low income families.





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