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"The Blizzard Hall of Fame"

2 years ago December 26, 2012 Dec 26, 2012 Wednesday, December 26 2012 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 4:41:42 PM CST in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton
Topics : Blizzards 1778 1947

As noted in a previous column, Acts of God, The Old Farmer's Almanac compiled a list of events that were placed into The Blizzard Hall of Fame. On December 26, 1778, nine German mercenaries froze at their posts in Newport, Rhode Island that later became known as the Hessian Storm. As it struck southern New England, fifty people died in subzero temperatures that included an 18-inch snowfall. Offshore gales, associated with the storm, beached 28 vessels on Staten Island. The Blizzard Hall of Fame also recognized an event on December 26, 1947, when one of New York's deepest snowfalls put 27 inches of new snow on the ground in Central Park in 24 hours. Twenty seven people died from the storm and snow removal costs rocketed to $8 million.

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