Skip to comments.TIME Magazine Jan 31, 1977: The Big Freeze
Posted on 07/17/2008 9:33:57 AM PDT by rjsimmon
THE BIG FREEZE
Why had the rain turned white? Startled millionaires wintering in their baronial mansions in West Palm Beach, Fla., peered closer last week at the miracle that was falling from the skies and discoveredcould it be?yes, the substance was snow, the first ever reported there. Since mid-November, pedestrians in Dallas, unaccustomed to such hazards, have been slipping on sleet-slicked sidewalks. Meanwhile, a series of blizzards has smothered Buffalo this winter with an astonishing 126.6 in. of snow.
From the Dakotas and Minnesota, across the icy Great Lakes of the Middle West and down the Eastern seaboard to shivering Florida, the winter of 1976-77 is already one of the coldest since the U.S. began keeping weather statisticsand the worst may be yet to come. If February roars like January, this winter could be the coldest ever recorded for much of the U.S.the great winter that millions of Americans will be telling their grandchildren about decades from now.
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grew up in fla, was on guam in the navy when this happened and couldn’t believe it. also that so called winter on guam they also set a record low one morning i believe in the low 60’s. we thought it was freezing lol.
At least in 1977, "Time" magazine got it right: Global Cooling is bad, Global Warming is good. Maybe in 20 more years, they'll figure out that global climate change isn't a man-made phenomenon.
Well, maybe they'll figure it out.
Great find, by the way!
I can't even finish writing it.
Marsh Harbour and most of the Abacos (Bahamas) got 2 inches and Green Turtle Cay got an inch!
There were a few winters when I was older that made that driveway (fun as it was on bikes, etc...) a real pain.
I was in Ft Lauderdale the day it snowed in 1977.
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