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  1. John McDonnell
    John McDonnell at |

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

    1. TopTenz Master
      TopTenz Master at |

      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.

      1. CH Nikole
        CH Nikole at |

        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.

    2. Some1 Awesome
      Some1 Awesome at |

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

      1. Gregory Kocak-Burg
        Gregory Kocak-Burg at |

        Yes i agree with some1 awesome

      2. Gudenteit
        Gudenteit at |

        Don’t try to reason with the MORON

    3. ur mom
      ur mom at |

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

    4. Gudenteit
      Gudenteit at |

      Yeah…that’s what it must be.

  2. John O
    John O at |

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

    1. Ryan
      Ryan at |

      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.

    2. Dean D
      Dean D at |

      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.

    3. Marcy Cooper-Ayres
      Marcy Cooper-Ayres at |

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

  3. Ram
    Ram at |

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

  4. Marge
    Marge at |

    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

  5. sharon gari
    sharon gari at |

    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.

  6. Jen
    Jen at |

    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.

  7. Peter Boucher
    Peter Boucher at |

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

    1. Peter Boucher
      Peter Boucher at |

      I was kidding when I wrote that.

  8. Donna Richardson
    Donna Richardson at |

    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.

  9. A Man O Da North
    A Man O Da North at |

    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!

  10. Arland Lindsley
    Arland Lindsley at |

    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.

  11. louise beaulieu hays
    louise beaulieu hays at |

    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.

    1. ron holmes
      ron holmes at |

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

  12. Cosmic Power
    Cosmic Power at |

    Yes, we are using flamethrowers. Lol.

  13. Roger
    Roger at |

    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.

  14. Brad
    Brad at |

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

  15. Bill H
    Bill H at |

    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.


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