When I was a child living in New York (Brooklyn) my mother would tell me about the “Blizzard of (18)88” with the snow drifts up to the second floor of their house. Do you have details on that storm?
Thanks, Anne K. Canapary River Forest
The “Blizzard of 88” was one of the greatest Nor'easters in U.S. history. The storm, dubbed the “Great White Hurricane”, paralyzed the East Coast from Chesapeake Bay to Maine sinking ships and halting land travel. It struck after an early March warm spell stalling off the New England coast where it raged from March 11-14. It dumped more than 40 inches of wind-driven snow on portions of the Northeast and was responsible for more than 400 fatalities--200 in New York City alone where wind gusts reached 75 mph and the snow drifts towered to 30 feet.