38 years ago today....the freak snowstorm of October 10, 1979

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  1. MaxxVolume

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  3. FONSguy

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    We had about 8" in Northern VA. I was going to Community College then.
     
  4. mhardy6647

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    I don't remember that (I was in college in B-more at the time). I do remember a horrible Nor'easter we had in MA Halloween 2011.

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    We had no power for four days.

    ... I also remember the "Perfect Storm" Nor'easter of Halloween 1991. That one wasn't so bad at our (well inland) location, but it was terrible on the coast.
     
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    What is snow?
     
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    3 1/2"?


    - google Minnesota Halloween blizzard - 1991

    28"-30+" on Halloween.
     
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  8. SoCal Sam

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    I know what ice is. It comes out of those drink machines at Costco.
     
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    Thanks for the reminder of why I moved from NY to Cali, summer of 1980.
     

     

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    Are the mudslides putting the fires out yet ?
     
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    Here in Ohio we only talk about the blizzard of '78.
     
  12. Awesomeaudio

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    Snow is something we never get in Sydney. It must be an eye opening experience.
    Also, the salt they need to throw over the roads to prevent ice ups must be brutal on cars under chassis.
    As beautiful the spectacle, cold regions and snow take their toll on existence.
     
  13. Ohighway

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    Oh....I definitely remember that one !!
     
  14. MaxxVolume

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    This was January, 2016, Western NJ....I think we got around 28 inches....as you can see, it was over the arms of my patio chairs....

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