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  • It doesn't seem as though we get those huge blizzards anymore. Maybe it's global warming.

    • I'm guessing we are also better prepared. Perhaps we have learned from history. If we expanded this list to the world I'm sure we would be more horrified. Many smaller countries don't have the technology and infrastructure to handle disasters as well as the US and other well-prepared countries. And for that I am extremely thankful.

      • CH Nikole

        Totally agree with Toptenz Master. As a resident of a smaller country, I don't even want to imagine what would happen if a blizzard hit home. This list was another "cool" one.

    • Some1 Awesome

      if it was global warming, that would only give us more blizzards because then more water would evaporate and make more storms

      • Gregory Kocak-Burg

        Yes i agree with some1 awesome

      • Gudenteit

        Don’t try to reason with the MORON

    • ur mom

      well actully this was the coldest winter up here in buffalo so i dont think it was global warming
      from ur mom

    • Gudenteit

      Yeah…that’s what it must be.

  • John O

    What about the blizzard of '76? The highways in the Northeast became so bad people left their cars behind and walked to shelter.

    • Ryan

      What about the storm of 97 in the Dakotas and Minnesota? Snowstorms kept on coming in right after another. It was a 12 day deal. Afater it was done we had a total of 65 inches of snow. When the storm started we had heavy rain that turned to ice later. There was even a crack of thunder!! 3 People died as a result. I remember it. My parents home in Northern MN was covered in drifts after it was done. Temps got down to -60 and wind chill values down to -120. Good thing the snow covers up the houses to keep them insulated. It was nuts. Another good thing was we had a bobcat skidsteer loader. I am sitting here watching the next storm building in the Pacific that could be devestating.

    • Dean D

      What about the Chicago blizzard of 1967 when 22 inches of snow was dumped in 24 hours. It shut down the entire city of Chicago, even the snow plows couldn’t get through in many cases.

    • Marcy Cooper-Ayres

      I think you mean blizzard of ’78. At least that’s when it was here in Massachusetts!

  • Ram

    What about the Blizzard of 1977 in Buffalo,NY. This was the first Blizzard to get a declaration of disaster.

  • Marge

    I see that the blizzard of 1888 was in March. Does anyone know where I could find unusual snow events that happened in October or March or even april?? Thanks

  • sharon gari

    How come the strom from 1967 wasn’t in your list? That one dumped 24″ of snow on the midwest and paralyzed the area? Also, another was the storm of New Years Eve 1978. It dumped 20″ in 24 hours also and severely crippled the area.

  • Jen

    Thanks this helped, just don’t show the inappropriet stuff on the bottom of the microscoped food page, that almost got me in huge trouble.

  • Peter Boucher

    And who says that Global Warming does not exist !! HUH !!!

    • Peter Boucher

      I was kidding when I wrote that.

  • Donna Richardson

    This list is about the “worst” in terms of fatalities. So it doesn’t include fun experiences such as the 2007 storm that left thirteen FEET, fallen in under 2 days, in some places north of Oswego, on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.

  • The Perfect Storm Movie event was a Halloween Blizzard which brought 36 inches to Duluth in two days. Awesome it were to be stranded in a hotel with a bar and pool!

  • Arland Lindsley

    In the spring of 1977 in the Black Hills of South Dakota, at Oniel Pass, we had a blizzard that dropped 60 inches of snow.

  • louise beaulieu hays

    what about the 8 foot snowfall in some parts of maine in late december or early january of 1962 or 1963. i lived in east millinocket, maine at the time and we had a continuous snowfall over a 2 or 3 day week-end with some 20 foot drifts in places. the snow plows could not keep up and people were stranded who had been traveling during the holidays. they were put up in various public places such as armory’s or bus depots near bangor and elsewhere.

    • ron holmes

      i remember that storm louise! i lived in boothbay harbor maine at that time it was bad!!!

  • Cosmic Power

    Yes, we are using flamethrowers. Lol.

  • Roger

    I figured the Blizzard of 1949 would have ranked in the top 10.
    Jan 2-5, 1949 Temperature at -10 and winds 50 to 70 mph chill factor -59
    Closed 3300 miles of roads in South East WY, Northern CO, Western, NB and South western SD. Snow drifts over tops of houses in the 15 to 20 feet high. Drifts out in the open, on UPRR with some drifts 20-30 feet high.
    We seldom see snow floating down, most of our snow is horizontal and sticks to the side of a fence post instead of sitting on top of it.

  • Brad

    Blizzard of 14. 7 feet in one day no warning in Buffalo, NY. THEN 60 DEGREES two days later making for flooding.

  • Bill H

    How could you leave out the 1977 Blizzard in Buffalo, NY or the 1978 Blizzards in Canton, Ohio & the New England States from Top 10 List of the Worst U.S. Blizzards in the last 300 years.