This is the anniversary of the OTHER Blizzard of ’78.
February 7, 1978 – The worst winter storm of record struck coastal New England. The storm produced 27.5 inches of snow at Boston, and nearly 50 inches in northeastern Rhode Island. The fourteen foot tide at Portland ME was probably the highest of the century. Winds gusted to 79 mph at Boston, and 92 mph at Chatham MA. A hurricane size surf caused 75 deaths and 500 million dollars damage.
February 7, 1861 – Another big day in Boston weather, as the temp dropped from 46 to -14 degrees. It was back to 60 degrees by the 11th. Hanover NH went from 37 above to 32 below by 7am on February 8. The temperature at Gouverneur, NY dropped 70 degrees in one day, for a low of -40. Two days later the high hit 55.
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