The Blizzard of 2013 is one of those storms people will remember for a long time because everyone seems to have a story. Some people couldn’t leave their houses for days, others are still fuming about the job their city/town did plowing, and many wound up throwing a 3 day party while the state was essentially shut down. In some respects this is one of the things that makes 2013 similar to 1978. I’ve gone through the meteorology similarities and differences here but for many non-weather geeks in the state this is a storm that will be remembered for a long time to come.
For the I-91 corridor, in terms of snowfall, this was a 1-in-100 year event. Tropical Storm Irene and Hurricane Sandy (I’m referring to the local effects from Sandy – not the regional impact) were in many ways 1-in-20 or 1-in-25 year events. The October snowstorm was an equally if not more unusual event.
The meteorology of the Blizzard was fascinating. Something I’ve just barely delved into on this blog. I’ll be doing more on this soon.
I wanted to post some of our clips from during and after the storm. The cut-in I did Friday night at 9:30 p.m. and the 2 live shots at 11:00 p.m. outside the back door of the station were just oozing with weather geekiness.