The “storm of the century” hit the eastern United States On This Day in 1950. The storm dumped several feet of snow over the Appalachians and nearby areas.
The storm formed over
. It moved north affecting western North
Carolina Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio
In addition to the blanket of snow, record colds and strong windstorm struck
from West Virginia North Carolina to New
York and beyond to the New England
This storm is said to have claimed 160 lives.
The Logan Daily News, out of
called the storm the “worst snowstorm on record.” The snow was 19 inches deep
in Pittsburgh On This Day in 1950, according to the Delaware County Daily
Times, in Logan, Ohio The paper also reported that another 15
inches was expected and that Chester, PA.
was essentially paralyzed. The Daily Notes, out of Pittsburgh Canonsburg,
PA, ran a photo of snow drifts in , stating that
the blizzard was the worst since 1913. Cleveland
Stormof the century hits eastern US. 25 November 1950. History.com.
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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015