WEATHER FACTS: GREAT STORMS-- 









 

                           

  • GREAT PLAINS BLIZZARD OF 1987:

         March 23-25--Three-day storm hits Central Plains States. Snowfall depths of one foot and deeper are found from South Dakota all the way south to the Texas Panhandle. Snowfall depth of 20 inches is recorded in Pampa, Texas; this is the worst storm in that part of Texas in at least 70 years.

  • GREAT NORTHEAST STORM OF 1977:

          Very strong storm buries Northeastern States under depths of as much as 33 inches of snow; 33 inches are recorded in Norfolk, Connecticut. Portions of New England and New York State along the Atlantic coast are soaked by between 3 and 5 inches of rain. Wind gusts reach between 60 and 90 mph at times, making this almost a "winter hurricane".