Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:49 PM by Pat Shingleton
Updated: Mar 12, 2014 4:00 AM
One of the worst March storms to hit the United States stretched from Canada to Central America. As noted in a pervious column, it formed in the Gulf on this date in 1993. The cyclone moved across the Atlantic seaboard and dissipated in the North Atlantic on March 15th. Hurricane force winds were recorded on the Florida Panhandle, Louisiana and Cuba. Tornadoes killed dozens and record cold penetrated the Deep South. This same storm dropped snowflakes on our "St. Patrick's Day Parade, The Wearin' of the Green" route the night before the parade. My brother Denis and his family made the trek to Baton Rouge to assist in the parade. We enjoyed raw oysters at Giamanco's on Government Street, reminiscing about snowy Irish parades in Pittsburgh.