Columbus, Ohio (WCMH) – Thirty years ago, in mid-March, a major snowstorm enveloped the East Coast and reached as far west as the Ohio Valley.
The weekend storm that hit central Ohio with several inches of snow and high winds on Saturday, March 13, 1993 was so huge in extent that a heavy snow belt stretched across the eastern half of Ohio.
The 1993 blizzard near the East Coast, dubbed the “Storm of the Century,” brought tremendous snowfall to the eastern slopes of the range, disrupting transportation for several days.
Four inches of snow blanketed parts of the Florida Panhandle on Friday, March 12 as a storm hit the northeastern Gulf of Mexico and a tornado swept through the southern part of the state.
Mountains in northern Georgia were blanketed with about 3 feet of snow, and Birmingham, Alabama, received 13 inches of snow as the storm surged north along the Atlantic coast.
On the evening of Friday, March 12th, light snow began to fall across Buckeye. Snow rates increased Saturday afternoon in central and eastern Ohio. Columbus received 5 inches of snow and gusts reached 41 mph and 50 mph in eastern counties, creating blizzard conditions.
The snow really piled up in southeastern Ohio, reaching a total of 20 inches in Newport, Washington County and 19.5 inches in Marietta. On the West Virginia side of the Ohio River, the National Weather Service’s offices in Parkersburg (20.3 inches) and Huntington (22.5 inches) saw record snowfall in March.
The highest snowfall in Mount Le Comte, Tennessee was 56 inches. Pittsburgh he was buried in 25.2 inches of snow, and at the highest elevation in the Appalachian Mountains he was 3 to 4 feet tall.
A cold snap in mid-March followed by a storm that plunged readings into single digits on the morning of March 14-15.
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https://www.nbc4i.com/weather/remembering-a-march-blizzard-30-years-ago/ I remember the blizzard in March 30 years ago