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The 5 Most Extreme Blizzards In The U.S.A

The 5 Most Extreme Blizzards In The U.S.A

In the United States, we are no strangers to blizzards. They can happen at any time of year and can paralyze a city or region in a matter of hours. Some blizzards are more extreme than others, however. In this blog post, we will take a look at 5 of the most extreme blizzards to ever hit the US!

 

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1. The Blizzard of 1947

The Blizzard of 1947 was a massive winter storm that impacted the Midwest and Northeast United States in late January and early February. This blizzard is considered one of the worst in US history, with wind gusts up to 100 mph and snowfall totals as high as 30 inches! Tens of thousands of people were stranded without power or heat, and dozens died as a result of the storm.

 

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2. The Great Blizzard of 1888 

The Great Blizzard of 1888 was a massive winter storm that impacted the Northeast United States in late March. This blizzard produced high winds and record-breaking snowfall totals, leaving millions of people stranded without power or transportation. In total, this blizzard caused over $500 million in damages and claimed the lives of more than 100 people.

 

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3. The Blizzard of 1996

The Blizzard of 1996 was a powerful winter storm that affected much of the Midwest and Northeast United States between November 23-26. This blizzard produced high winds and record-breaking snowfall totals, leaving millions of people stranded without power or transportation. In total, this blizzard caused over $750 million in damages and claimed the lives of more than 150 people.

 

Photo Credits: Ann Arbor News

4. The White Hurricane of 1913

The White Hurricane of 1913 was a devastating winter storm that affected the Great Lakes region in late October and early November. This storm produced high winds and record-breaking snowfall totals, leaving thousands of people stranded without power or transportation. In total, this blizzard caused over $200 million in damages and claimed the lives of more than 250 people.

 

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5. The Knickerbocker Storm of 1922

The Knickerbocker Storm of 1922 was a powerful winter storm that affected much of the East Coast United States in late January. This blizzard produced high winds and significant snowfall totals, leaving millions of people stranded without power or transportation. In total, this blizzard caused over $500 million in damages and claimed the lives of more than 98 people and 133 injured.

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