Blizzard of ’78: Where Were You 35 Years Ago?
More than three decades ago we were blanketed with 27 inches of snow.
Oh sure. You can see the grass, or what passes for grass this time of year. But don't get too comfortable. It's still the dregs of snow season, and on that note, more snow is in the forecast for later this week.
But nothing like the snow we got here 35 years ago, when New Hampshire was hit with the Blizzard of '78, stories still told by those who were there; stories that withstand the test of time.
On Feb. 6, 1978, a record 27 inches of snow blanketed New Hampshire, with the added bonus of hurricane force winds. The storm began the morning of Feb. 6 and lasted through the following evening. It was a storm that was never really predicted to be that large, and yet, from it one good thing came – we learned about emergency preparedness.
For those of us old enough to remember, the memories differ. The motorist stuck in his car for hours on the highway, the family wondering where a loved one was, to communities paralyzed by Mother Nature in a storm no one ever expected.
Perhaps you are a "Blizzard Baby," born somewhere around Nov. 6, 1978?
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