When people think of snow; they probably envision sledding, snowball fights, and curling up in front of the fireplace with some hot chocolate until the storm passes. But sometimes, the weather can be so unpredictable. A flurry of snow can instantly turn into a devastating blizzard; leaving buildings destroyed, immobilizing cities, and claiming many lives. Let’s take a look back at a few of the worst blizzards in U.S. History.
1. Great White Hurricane of 1888
In 1888, a blizzard swept through Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. 40-50 inches of snow blanketed the states, resulting in more than 400 deaths – the highest death toll recorded for a winter storm in American history. The Great White Hurricane, also known as The Great Blizzard, buried homes, cars, and trains. As temperatures plunged, high-speed winds covered the East Coast and sunk 200 ships.