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Do You Remember the Blizzard of '78?

Nothing beats a good blizzard story. Share your story from 1978 here.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years since we were hit with the Blizzard of '78, but the stories will withstand the test of time.

On Feb. 6, 1978, the area was blanketed with a record 27 inches of snow with the added bonus of hurricane force winds. The storm began the morning of Feb. 6 and lasted through the following evening. It was a storm that was never really predicted to be this large, and yet from it one good thing came – we learned about emergency preparedness.

For those of us who were old enough to remember, the memories differ. The motorist stuck in his car for hours on the highway, the family wondering where that person was, to a community paralyzed by Mother Nature in a storm no one ever expected.

Thirty-five years ago we had 27 inches of snow. Today, the forecast for Marblehead is a chance of snow, mainly after 4 p.m., with a high of 27.

Chris Helms (Editor) February 06, 2013 at 04:50 AM
Here are some remembrances Headers left about the storm on the Marblehead Patch Facebook page (http://facebook.com/marbleheadpatch) "My neighbors house was swallowed by waves as we watched. The roads were impassable. The grocery stores and schools were closed for days. Revere flooded- we ran out of oil and paid a plow to drive in front of the oil truck to deliver the oil to us . We had a family who had no heat stay with us. The snow was too deep to go out in the yard. People were stranded on their cars on the highway. Devastation is what I remember."

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