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It Could Be Worse

I thought it was really bad outside and then I read about today in weather history

I was thinking that it's pretty bad outside.

 After all, the governor has declared a disaster in 53 counties, the wind is howling and snow is blowing and drifting across the driveway with the clear intention of burying the car.

Then I read about today in weather history and it seems the end of January and first of February are famous for this  kind of weather.

According to the National Weather Service, Feb. 1 of 1951 brought the worst ice storm in U.S. history, coating a swath from Texas to Pennsylvania 4 inches thick. There were 25 deaths, 500 serious injuries and $100 million in damage.

In 1977, the Great Buffalo Blizzard was winding down after five days of 50 to 70 mph wind gusts and 59 inches of snow in Buffalo. The winds piled up drifts 30 feet high and the whiteout last 25 hours. Damage was $250 million and 29 people died.

Kind of makes a mere five to 13 inches of snow seem less awful, doesn't it?

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