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March Snow?!

The BLIZZARD OF 1993, also known as the Superstorm of ’93 took place in March. This storm was described by the National Weather Service as “One of the worst storms of the 20th century.” The onslaught took place during March 13th and 14th, and brought widespread, heavy snows, ranging from 17 inches as far south as Birmingham, Alabama, to 56 inches at Mount LeConte, Tennessee.

To the south and east of the storm’s track, widespread severe weather occurred, with powerful thunderstorms and dozens of tornadoes across the Deep South. The total death toll on land was at least 270, with 48 more lost at sea.

Fatalities were reported from Florida to Maine. The economic losses were between three and six billion dollars. For the first time, all the major airports on the East Coast were closed at the same time during this storm.

This storm made it to our Top 11 Most Memorable Weather Events of all time.

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So far March has been somewhat of a crazy month. Snow in Kentucky and Ohio, but is there any more snow in the Farmers’ Almanac outlook? Maybe! Check the outlook here.

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