Friday, February 8, 2013
With another historic blizzard hitting Massachusetts, let's take a look back at the Blizzard of '78.
The Blizzard of ’78 has to be the most photographed and videoed winter storm in the history of New England. Images of stranded cars, battered coastlines and children playing in giant snowdrifts are all vivid memories of that historic storm. As New Englanders, we commemorated the 35th anniversary of the storm earlier this week – and now Mother Nature is celebrating herself with what could be one of the biggest snowstorms in history. As we hunker down for this storm, let’s take a look back at the Blizzard of ’78. Here are some fun videos from TV and radio broadcasts before, during and after the storm, as well as home movies on YouTube… Let’s start off with the TV news weather reports Here’s a radio broadcast from WBZ An old WEEI broadcast …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This week marks the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of '78.
This week marks the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of '78. Have you ever told your children about it and they didn't believe you when you said how bad it was? Do you want to show them what a lot of snow really looks like? We want to see what the Blizzard of '78 looked like. If you have photos from the Blizzard of '78, upload them here. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Monday, February 6, 2012
Nearly three decades ago we were blanketed with 27 inches of snow.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 34 years since Massachusetts was hit with the Blizzard of '78. On Feb. 6, 1978, the area was blanketed with a record 27 inches of snow, with the added bonus of hurricane-force winds. The storm began the morning of Feb. 6 and lasted through the following evening. It was a storm that was never really predicted to be this large, and yet from it one good thing came—we learned about emergency preparedness. The snow came down so quickly (at a rate of an inch an hour) thousands of motorists were stranded in snowdrifts as they drove down Route 128. Roads throughout the state were impassible and cars were abandoned at every turn. For those of us who were old enough to remember, the memories differ. The motorist stuck …