Did you weather these memorable blizzards in York County’s and nation’s past?


This iconic photograph shows cross-country skiiers passing through the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center as snow fell in the Blizzard of 1996. Some areas of York County we were inundated with up to 36 inches of snow, which paralyzed the region. Also of interest: York County newspaper staff powers coverage through blizzard, electrical shutdown and Ice upon ice pic tells chilly tale of York County’s 1996 blizzard.

The blizzard that hit New England this weekend brings to mind other bad weather events locally and nationally.

An early York County snowstorm is remembered by one bad outcome, to the deer herd: York County’s ‘uncommon,’ deadly snowfall of 1772.

The most recent memorable recent blizzards came in 1993 and 1996, not that York County hasn’t experienced other bad weather moments this millenium.

Some of these terrible snowstorms might bring back memories from yorktownsquare.com readers:

Memorable blizzards in the United States

The winter storm moving up the East Coast of the United States is likely to inconvenience a large chunk of New England. Blizzard warnings — meaning high winds and low visibility — will be mixed with near-record snowfalls in what may be one of the nation's worst winter storms on record.The Blizzard of 1888By any measure, the Blizzard of 1888 was one of the worst in American history. It dumped an estimated 20 inches of snow over three days in …

View “Memorable blizzards in the United States” on SpundgeAlso of interest:
- Check out these bad weather events – snowstorms, droughts and floods – from York County’s past.
York County residents passed through fire and water, or water and fire, in 1822.
For years, York countians have eyed amazing, destructive Susquehanna River ice jams .

*Top photo courtesy York Daily Record/Sunday News

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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