Winter Storms & Extreme Cold
Statistics of a Blizzard
History of Winter Storms & Extreme Cold
This snow storm destroyed much of the east coast. Including New York City, Boston, Washington, and Philadelphia. It was up to 50 inches of snow thats around 4 feet and since they didn't have the snow machines of today it was a really hard time getting carts full of snow dragged by horses.
The Knickerbocker Storm (Jan 28-29, 1922)
This storm lasted for two days and dropped 28 inches of snow. This storm destroyed roofs of houses and killed 98 lives. This is one of Washington's deadliest storms.
The Great Midwest Blizzard (Jan. 26-27, 1967)
This blizzard came from the Ohio Valley down to New Mexico. This blizzard hold Chicago's record for heaviest snow fall in 24 hours which is 23 inches, and resulted in the deaths of 76 people.
The Blizzard of 1978 (Feb. 5-7 1978)
This blizzard had hurricanes force wind up to 98 mph and it snowed 3 feet.
How to Prepare
Rock salt or other snow products
Snow removal equipment
Enough heating fuel for your home to be warm
Appropriate clothing to be warm,
Have a radio of a app to keep news of the storm.
Don't travel as much because it can be really slippery and dangerous.
Don't leave pets outside they could get harmed from the cold and keep food and water for them stocked
Causes of Winter Storms
Winter storms develop when low pressure systems come into contact with a cold front or a warm front, that causes low temperature precipitation such as snow and freezing rain. Common types of winter storms caused by low pressure systems are snow storms, ice storms and blizzards.