So, we’re having another blizzard today, huh? Contrary to what some other bloggers and twitter-mongers would like you to believe, I’m not old enough to remember the Blizzards of 1888 and/or 1947. But, I do remember these notable storms:
The Storm of the Century, aka, the Great Blizzard of 1993 (March 12–13, 1993)
Storm of February 1994 (February 8-9 & 11, 1994)
Blizzard of 1996 (January 7-8, 1996)
President’s Day Storm 2003 (February 17, 2003)
Storm of February 2006 (February 11-12, 2006)
Storm of February 2010 (February 25-26, 2010)
The first two here elicit strong memories. In 1993, I had to walk a mile in the blizzard to go to a pharmacy, as my wife was sick and needed a prescription. And, then I had to walk a mile in it, again, to get back home. And, the storm in 1994 caused drifts so high that I couldn’t use the front door at my (then) house for a while. The President’s Day Storm 2003 is one I’ll always remember too. After they plowed the streets on that one, the snow on my sidewalk was over three feet high. I remember being out there, looking up and down the street, and seeing that all my neighbors were not shoveling their walks – and only doing their driveways. So, I thought “Screw it, I’m not doing mine either.” And, the next day, the county came by and gave me a summons for not clearing my sidewalk. Lesson, learned.
How about you? Any major storms/blizzards in the New York City area stand out to you, more than some others?