I hope everyone is staying safe and warm this January day! East Coast-ers are currently dealing with a blizzard named “Winter Storm Juno.” The grocery and hardware stores have been raided, gas tanks have been filled, states of emergency have been declared, and roads have been closed. Snow totals of two to three FEET are expected in some areas, along with high winds and coastal flooding.

Thank goodness for radar and weather satellites, along with the trained forecasters and computer software to interpret the data. What would have happened if no one had known it was coming?

Answer: the Blizzard of 1888.

I’d say the occasion calls for an infographic on the subject, don’t you? Here’s more about “The Great White Hurricane,” as it was called:

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Special thanks to mystery author and blogger Margot Kinberg, who sent me a terrific link about the historic event!

Want to read more about the Blizzard of 1888?

New York’s 1888 blizzard had smallpox, bonfires, and rubber boot shortages.

The Great Blizzard of 1888.

The Great White Hurricane.

 

What’s the worst storm you’ve ever dealt with? I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time,

Kathy

P.S. – 4 more days until the end of the Unseemly Ambition giveaway!

 

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