Happy Wednesday to one and all. We have a touch of winter out there today, but that’s nothing compared to what was going on 20 years ago today. The “Storm Of The Century” was raging across the eastern half of the country. We’ll take a walk down memory lane in a moment.
Let’s start with a few headlines on the current weather…
- Snow showers and flurries will be noted across the state today. A rooftop duster is possible for a few area. Temps will only reach the low and middle 30s. That’s 20 degrees below normal.
- A system will dive in from northwest to southeast Thursday evening and that may bring a swath of light rain and snow across central and eastern Kentucky.
- Unsettled weather is in store for the weekend as a cold front stalls out across our region. That will lead to periodic showers and a big north-south temp spread.
- Another storm system will roll into the area early next week with rain to begin and the possibility of snow to end.
The Superstorm of 1993 was one for the record books. March 12-14, delivered one of the most potent storms to ever strike the United States. Some of the highlights: 100mph winds, a storm surge and tornadoes in Florida… 5″ of snow in the Florida Panhandle and a shutdown blizzard from Alabama to New England. This
I found some cool images from that storm for you guys. Check em out…
Here in Kentucky… snowfall totals were beyond impressive. Locations near Hazard in Perry county reported 30″. Officially 20″ fell at the NWS in Jackson while London recorded 22″. The Lexington area picked up 3″-12″ of snow as totals quickly dropped to nothing the farther west we went toward the Ohio River.
Winds of 40mph+ whipped the snow into huge drifts that shut down roads, including I-64 and I 75, for several days. Unfortunately, 5 people were killed in Kentucky with nearly 300 lives lost across the eastern US.
Having grown up in eastern Ky… I remember this storm well. It was an amazing sight to behold and it’s a storm that may not see it’s equal anytime soon. Feel free to share your stories from this monster storm.