Skip to comments.Survivors of the Blizzard of ’78 Mock the ‘Arctic Vortex’
Posted on 01/07/2014 5:58:17 PM PST by Hojczyk
mockery by nearly every Ohioan over the age of forty began on Facebook:
Well I see all the public schools in my area have already WIMPED OUT and cancelled school for the next two days because of . . . snow and ice and cold temperatures. Heavens. I guess the poor little dumplings cant take it. Is everyone going to cancel work too because its so cold?
I cant believe they cancelled already when the temps are still ok and not one flake has fallen. Hello Wussy USA!!!
My wife rode the bus from the time she and her sisters were in elementary school. If there were one or two foot snow drifts. . .if they could get the buses out of the barns. . .they went to school. Parents can walk or drive their kids. We are turning our kids into wimps nowadays.
I delivered newspapers when in snowstorms many times. I think the real problem is that parents want their kids to be protected every minute from the time they leave home. They probably have a greater chance of getting shot in school than getting frostbite but that is another issue.
Im only 20. But even I know things have happened a lot worse than what we have now. Its sad to see that weve come so far just to be so annoyingly weak.
blizzard caused the most complete disruption of transportation ever known to Ohio. Maj. Gen. James C. Clem of the Ohio National Guard reported the immobilization of Ohio was comparable to the results of a statewide nuclear attack. Prolonged blizzard conditions created enormous snowdrifts that stopped highway and rail transportation and isolated thousands of person. Air travel was stopped for two to three days by low visibility and deep snowdrifts on runways.
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The wimpification of the US is complete. First, blame the lawyers and the lawsuit lottery players.
But I drove to work that day in ‘78, made it a little late, but life went on.
A country of wimps..???? Yes
Bad traffic in 1978.
Needless to say the winter of 78-79 was cold but basically unexceptional.
I was a freshman at IU during the blizzard of 78. This storm was pretty good, but NOTHING compared to 78. The Indiana National Guard had to use their M60 tanks to pull stranded vehicles out of the drifts. They were the only things that could get though. If the liquor stores hadn’t stayed open I don’t how we could have survived.
Yet more evidence — as if any were needed — why the voting age needs to be restored to 21.
The blizzard of ‘78. That was a doozy by cracky.
Different animals. I was in Connecticut during the ‘78 snow. It was a serious problem, but it didn’t get as cold. Yes, the several feet of snow (ours came halfway up our front door, which was three feet off of the ground) means you really aren’t going anywhere. But several days of -20 makes its own problems. This morning, car #1 (’98 Buick Park Ave) wouldn’t get warm or defrost, so I went for car #2 (’94 Chevy Caprice Wagon), which was blowing warm, not hot. I stopped to get gas (leaving the engine running, common here during winter) and as I was wiping the windows (which also frosted on the inside), steam poured out from under the hood (broken hose or heater core). I was barely able to get the car to my mechanic. I managed to get car #1 going, but this is more than a wimpy thing to deal with. When it gets this cold, THINGS BREAK.
Lived in the Rochester Gulag of the Peoples republic of NY at the time
Made it to work everyday, but it did, along with some other factors cause me to join the AF that spring
Had to get out, weather being a factor.
Never looked back. God Bless TX :)
The “Blizzard of ‘78”. Awesome.
“Our Country wont go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There wont be any AMERICA because some foreign soldier will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race!” Chesty Puller
Survivor of the Blizzard of ‘78 here. I had no problems, but my girlfriend’s brother had to abandon his car on Route 128, and by the time he found it again, it had been flattened by a snowplow.
I am in Minnesota. I currently sit in my work truck outside an outlet mall waiting for a manager to come back and let me in so I can do some upgrades to their pos system.
See.. they closed early because it was “cold”. air temp at the moment is +4. Its not just one store. Everyone but one store closed at 4.
Ill say it. Many of us have turned in to a bunch of pussys. Yesterday was a complete waste to. Everyone canceled. I billed each and everyone one of them. My truck was warmed up and ready to go when the calls came in. I drove to two sites that didn’t bother to tell me not to go.
My contract says go unless they tell you otherwise. So I went.
Ok, so a bunch of people who remember ‘78 (as I do) are telling me it’s not dangerous outside because, well, they remember ‘78.
Blizzard of ‘78? Try the Blizzard of ‘88 - 1888.
Akron, Ohio Jan 78:
I remember looking out the front window of our house (which faced east) and seeing the drapes of the neighbor’s picture window flapping wildly. The wind load had imploded the glass.
With great effort we were able to nail a 4x8 plywood over the opening.
Uh, I think the concern this time was with the cold (wind chills of -50 degrees), not the amount of snow.
I can’t say that I get the point of the article.
They covered weather as a big deal back in the 1970s as well.
Dan Rather became famous in 1961 because he was covering my weather, as my local weatherman.
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