Even though, overall, we've had a failure chill winter (pun intended) and haven't seen tons of snow, we have been slammed hard several times over the last 8 weeks.  And, we have another storm on the way!

Just remember, it could be a lot worse.  At least, in the 21st century, we have modern utilities, all-wheel drive vehicles to get through the snow, heavy machinery to move the snow, and Netflix to keep us occupied during the storms.  The people who had to deal with the Blizzard of 1888 were not so lucky.

According to Wikipedia, The Blizzard of 1888, AKA The Great White Hurricane, blanketed the Northeast in early March 1888.  Some places got 58 inches of snow!  Additionally, sustained winds of 45 MPH caused 50 foot tall snowdrifts!

400 people lost their lives and some people were stuck in their homes for a week!

Railroads, power, and phones / telegraphs were all affected.  Actually, in some cases, this storm was the reason those utiilities were moved underground.

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