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Posted: 12/9/2023 8:40:42 PM EST
Who went thru it?

While school was cancelled, I did little but sleep and shovel snow.

Had a 1972 Land Cruiser, finally bashed a path almost all the way to the main road and then broke a front brake line.
VP
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:42:57 PM EST
[#1]
Thought it was the blizzard of 77
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:43:17 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:43:39 PM EST
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I can't remember the year.

I lived in Iowa.

The blizzard I remember was in April.

Same one?
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:43:41 PM EST
[#4]
Me and my friends went house to house shoveling. Made what seemed like an ungodly amount of money at the time.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:44:06 PM EST
[#5]


I was just a little kid. My brother and I made tunnels from the piled up snow that my Dad shoveled.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:45:13 PM EST
[#6]
Yes I was 5. We played outside a lot. The snow piles were epic.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:45:21 PM EST
[#7]
Remember some of it in Montana.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:46:59 PM EST
[#9]
Remember it well.  I was a kid. Dad took a pic of me on top of a snow bank created by the plows in flat land Illinois. It must have been at least 10' high.

That's nothing for here in S Utah, but it was huge at the time.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:47:16 PM EST
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South shore of Long Island. We dug tunnels all the way to our friends/ neighbors’ houses and then hollowed out some igloos to hang out and play in
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:47:22 PM EST
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We got about 18” of snow before the blizzard came through. We were already off from school, Blizzard wasn’t bad in our area but boy it dropped the temperatures pretty low.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:47:45 PM EST
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I lived in northern Illinois at the time, best snow forts of my life that year.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:47:59 PM EST
[#13]
My junior year of high school.
Opened the garage door to a wall of snow. After I got the driveway opened I fired up my dirt bike and went riding.
The drifted snow was like concrete and I could have rode on the roof of the house.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:48:41 PM EST
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I can't remember the year.

I lived in Iowa.

The blizzard I remember was in April.

Same one?
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Different blizzard. This was Feb, the April one was in the early 90s.
Edit: 97.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:49:44 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:50:46 PM EST
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76/77-77/78 were cold and snowy
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:50:48 PM EST
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I was in Bridgeport, CT for it as an elementary school kid. The national guard had to send a large dozer a few days after to plow the culdesac we were on. The dozer left a huge pile of snow over 20ft tall that gave us a great mountain to play on.  Awesome time as a kid.  Tunnels and snow forts everywhere.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:51:37 PM EST
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Late January of 78'
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:51:57 PM EST
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I don't miss that for sure.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:52:17 PM EST
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Yup, I remember taking a red-neck 4X4 Chevy truck to elementary school after it re-opened.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:53:13 PM EST
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Wasn't around but I thought the wind and drifts were the cause of the high several foot snow accumulation?
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:55:32 PM EST
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Northeast Ohio. I was 9. The snow drifts were so high on the eastern part of our house we climbed the drifts and could pull ourselves onto the roof of the garage without any trouble. We shoveled off the southeastern side of the roof and my buddies and I took our big wheels up on to the roof and road them off the roof and into the drifts.

What a blast! I think we spent the entire week doing that. I miss those days.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:55:37 PM EST
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Still remember it well. Central Illinois, senior year in high school. Made good fun for the 1973 F250 4X4 pickup I had at the time. Damn...I sure do wish I still had that truck!
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:59:19 PM EST
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I was 6.

We lived in a brick ranch with about 12 feet to the roof line.

We drifted all the way up to it on the front side of our house. You could walk up the snow to the roof.

Link Posted: 12/9/2023 8:59:57 PM EST
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Northeast Ohio. I was 9. The snow drifts were so high on the eastern part of our house we climbed the drifts and could pull ourselves onto the roof of the garage without any trouble. We shoveled off the southeastern side of the roof and my buddies and I took our big wheels up on to the roof and road them off the roof and into the drifts.

What a blast! I think we spent the entire week doing that. I miss those days.
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I was a kid and was also in northern Ohio.  To this day I've never seen anything like it.
Mountains of snow.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:00:59 PM EST
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77 or 78 what ever it was was 3 feet where I lived in maryland. I was 6 or 7, we lived on a court that had a 1/4 road just to get to it. The entire court was dug out by hand, and there was a pile in the middle that was taller than the 2 story townhouses. The older kids dug a 2 story fort in it with slides between the levels.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:03:02 PM EST
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Was 7… winter was WINTER those years.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:06:22 PM EST
[#28]
Went to A school in Great Lakes, late '77- January '78.
What a cold, windy, miserable bitch.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:07:22 PM EST
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Was that when Time magazine said to prepare for the coming ice age and glaciers were going to form all the way to the Gulf of Mexico?
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:07:56 PM EST
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I remember that, I was in Crown Point IN for those snow days.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:08:46 PM EST
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I was in high school, snow was very deep, power was out for a week. On our battery powered radio they were calling for people with snowmobiles to help move people around, my brothers and I spent the week moving doctors and nurses to the local hospital. National guard got a generator to a local gas station to keep us gassed up. I had a Ski-Doo Nordic,  my brother had a Elan other brother was on my father's Artic Cat Panther.
Still have a thank you letter from the Governor somewhere. We rode those machines wide open up and down the interstate.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:13:48 PM EST
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I heard about it, but I lived in So. Calif. at the time.  No snow for me.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:17:43 PM EST
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I was 12 and it was great for a 12 yr old boy ! We were in Quincy Michigan , small town 5 miles north of the Indiana border .

Well except the endless hours of shoveling ! Dads car was completely covered in snow , drifts in the back yard were 15 ft high . Normal snow was 3 ft deep .

People came by on snowmobiles a day or so later and were taking orders if people needed anything , meds , etc .

Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:19:50 PM EST
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Ten feet + in some places, easily, like in front of the houses on our side of the street

It was AWESOME
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:20:40 PM EST
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I guess it was a western ny thing. There was even a board game about it. Definitely 77
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:22:06 PM EST
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I was an E3 on the USCG Cutter Decisive off Cape Cod. That was a rough ride.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:23:18 PM EST
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I guess it was a western ny thing. There was even a board game about it. Definitely 77
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Late January of 78'

I guess it was a western ny thing. There was even a board game about it. Definitely 77



'77 blizzard was on the east coast, '78 blizzard was in the Great Lakes area.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:23:52 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:26:30 PM EST
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NW Ohio
Had a drift behind the garage as tall as the garage. My brother and I hollowed it out and made an awesome fort
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:27:41 PM EST
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'77 blizzard was on the east coast, '78 blizzard was in the Great Lakes area.
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I was like -5...
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:29:12 PM EST
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Feb. 6 and 7, 1978.

I was at MIT.  Spring semester was supposed to start the next day.  I went to the free pre-semester double movie showing on campus.  Dr. Strangelove and Deepthroat.  It was just starting to snow when I went into the movies.  The doors were blocked with snow at the end.  Classes were delayed a week.

3 feet of snow and 60 mile per hour winds overnight.  I couldn't get back into my parking spot until April.

Automobile traffic was banned in Boston area for a week.







Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:34:11 PM EST
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78 I was a 1LT at Ft. Carson.  Nothing special there.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:37:58 PM EST
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I can't remember the year.

I lived in Iowa.

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Same one?
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I was there & remember one in the early 80's. Probably 82 or 83
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:40:55 PM EST
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I had just graduated from college and was working a shit job in Milwaukee, then moved to Chicago in November.

It was a crappy time to be on the road and parking on the streets in a 1973 Chevy Nova.

At the peak of the storm, you were basically stuck in your apartment with whatever food and liquor you had on hand.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:41:22 PM EST
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Yup.  Lived just out side of Boston at the time.

Dad got stuck on rt 128 around Boston and had to walk home about 5 miles.  

Roads closed for a week.  We would walk a couple miles to the store so dad could buy cigarettes.  Did that pretty much every day.  We even walked to an open restaurant one day.

Dad liked to walk.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:41:24 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:44:20 PM EST
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I faintly remember it,  I was 5

Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:45:55 PM EST
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Was in South Central Michigan (Branch County), 24 years old with a wife, a 2 year old and a 3 month old in an old farmhouse surrounded by 160 acres of field to the west, north, and east.
Snowdrift behind the house was up to the first crossmembers of an old windmill frame we had our tv antenna mounted to which would have been seven to eight feet off the ground IIRC.  Took me two days to shovel the driveway out to the dirt road we lived on, not that I could go anywhere because it took four days for the road crews to clear our road.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:47:04 PM EST
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Here in central Ky we had two back-to-back ass kicking winters, 76-77 and 77-78. It's been so long ago I can't remember which was worse.
Link Posted: 12/9/2023 9:48:29 PM EST
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