Blizzard of 1979 washington dc

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Blizzard by George Stone

Weather warfare gets out of hand when a Washington admiral starts up his seabottom nuclear reactors and with a spiral current of warm water produces a circular blizzard that covers the Eastern coast from Maine to D.C. Its a fixed, unmoving (aside from tornadic winds), permanent blizzard of ever-increasing intensity that has assumed surprising characteristics and by novels end is raging over the Texas Panhandle and just beginning to lick the Eiffel Tower. . . a megastorm ushering in the new Ice Age.
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USA: Snow storm hits Washington DC

The storm buried much of the D.C.-Baltimore area under more than 20 inches How the surprise President's Day snowstorm of advanced forecasting and operations officer at the NWS office serving Washington, D.C.
George Stone

Surprise! The 1979 Presidents’ Day mega-snowstorm that no one saw coming.

In the Washington, D. However, many of these storms brought more snowfall to Montgomery County than neighboring D. A screenshot of the front page of The Baltimore Sun after the Knickerbocker Theatre collapse in This storm got its name after the weight of the heavy snowfall collapsed the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D. The collapse killed 98 people and injured

When it comes to snow in Washington, residents are used to two extremes: scarcely any or way too much. Records from the National Weather Service and the National Climatic Data Center show that extra snowy winters — those that produce over 2 feet of snow in D. Powerful snowstorms in , , , , and helped push winter snow totals well above average during those seasons. The winter will be long remembered for its relentless snowstorms that led to an all-time record seasonal snowfall at Reagan National and Dulles International airports. Snowfall records for the District of Columbia date back to

By definition, a blizzard is a violent winter storm with winds about 32 mph 51 kph and visibility less than feet meters due to falling and blowing snow. With the winter season in full swing, we thought it might be interesting to look back on some historic blizzards:. New York City suffered the most damage, particularly to its harbor areas. Nantucket, MA, had It was, after all, a record breaker they […].

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It spread heavy snow across the major cities of the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, making it the defining snowstorm of the very snowy winter of In Baltimore and Boston, this was the biggest snowstorm on record, with The severity of the Blizzard of can be attributed to the unusually favorable atmospheric conditions surrounding the storm synoptic conditions. Most notably, the storm allowed for cyclogenesis off of the coastal Carolinas , a feature that is common to most major winter storms in the eastern parts of North America. This secondary system fed off the moisture of the Atlantic Ocean and enhanced precipitation totals from North Carolina to Massachusetts. Secondly, a high pressure system was in place over eastern portions of Canada , allowing for cold air to be brought down into the coastal areas in a process known as cold air advection.

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