When I was 11, I had experienced the Blizzard of ’77 in Buffalo, NY. By the time the storm was over, I could walk up the snowbank in the front yard and look into the 2nd story windows. 29 people died, $300 Million in damages. As an example of how bad it was, here’s a car being dug out from above:
A year later, my wife Heather experienced the Blizzard of ’78 here in the Boston area. 54 deaths, $1 Billion in damages, 27 inches of snow. Here’s a picture of the damage done to homes here in Scituate:
Over the past two days, we’ve had the Blizzard of ’03 here in the Boston area. The total amount of snowfall actually beat the the ’78 record by half an inch, but there was much less wind and the coast was spared from flooding.
Kind of anti-climactic, eh?