Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Upper Michigan Blizzard of 1938
Posted on 01/24/2014 3:48:01 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Yes, but can your blizzard do this? In Upper Michigan's Storm of the Century in 1938, some snow drifts reached the level of utility poles. Nearly a meter of new and unexpected snow fell over two days in a storm that started 76 years ago tomorrow. As snow fell and gale-force winds piled snow to surreal heights; many roads became not only impassable but unplowable; people became stranded; cars, school buses and a train became mired; and even a dangerous fire raged. Fortunately only two people were killed, although some students were forced to spend several consecutive days at school. The above image was taken by a local resident soon after the storm. Although all of this snow eventually melted, repeated snow storms like this help build lasting glaciers in snowy regions of our planet Earth.
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[Credit: Bill Brinkman; Courtesy: Paula Rocco]
Wow, good thing Al Gore came along and invented global warming! /s
I personally think we’re headed for a decade of nasty winters.
Michigan Blizzard of 78
Calculating by what I think my age was at the time, it was ptobably '56 or '57 ... I'll go look
What’s interesting to me is that the people got out there and helped to take care of themselves and each other even as recently as 78.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was all beer and laughter fueled.
I remember when I was young/tough and stupid .... sighhhh ...
Really! I could have sworn that the UP was permanently glaciated, that is, until Catastrophic Global Warming turned it into a ghetto.
We’ve had some wicked Nor’easters over the past decades in the mid-Atlantics. I recall one in the 90’s that dumped over two feet of snow in about a day. There were some very cold winters in the 80’s.
Anyone over the age of 40 living in the snow belt can recall big snow storms and winters like we’re having now.
Since the late 90’s, though, winters have been relatively mild with no killer storms in the mid-Atlantic states. Until now.
Yeah I used to be out and around in all kinds of weather but at 50 I’m starting to run a little cooler.
I used to work on the farm and still went ice fishing or bunny hunting pretty much every day after work.
My in-laws are from that part of the world. Even in a good year you often have to tunnel your way out of your house.
1938 also happened to be the worst hurricane to hit New England since 1699. hmmmmmm...global warming or global cooling? </sarc>