Remembering The Great White Hurricane, Snow Storm Of 1888

From March 12-14 in 1888, the Blizzard of ’88, also known as the “Great White Hurricane,” inundated the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths.

The storm dumped as much as 40-50 inches of snow in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Winds reached up to 60 miles per hour, creating drifts as high as 50 feet.


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