April Fool's Day Blizzard

2271 reads link

By James Heuschkel on April 1, 2013, 9:50am Last modified: April 1, 2013, 1:50pm

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories.

Next Article

This time 16 years ago a blizzard hit the Northeast and became know as the April Fool's Day blizzard. It caught many off guard because of its rarity. 

The blizzard hit the northeast on March 31st, 1997 into April 1st. It brought a combination of rain, sleet, and heavy wet snow into Connecticut. As you can see in the NESIS map, parts of the NE and NW hills received over 20 inches. The storm brought blizzard conditions with wind gusts that reached 40-60+ MPH. Some areas in central New York state and eastern Massachusetts received over 30 inches! This rare spring blizzard left over 700,000 people without power in New England because of the heavy wet snow. When the blizzard was going through cyclogenesis it reached a low pressure of 979 MB.

If you remember this storm well please share a memory with a comment below.

For a video of this storm, go to:
http://wxedge.com/articles/20120202this_week_in_wx-april_1st_1997:_snowstorm

Sources: http://cstar.cestm.albany.edu and Accuweather.com

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories.

Next Article

Share

comments powered by Disqus

James Heuschkel

Town: New Hartford, CT  

Reporting for WXedge since February 2013.

Articles: 9

James Heuschkel's Bio

Become a WXedge become a contributor

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Have a question? A comment? A complaint? Connecticut's Weather Experts are here for you. Our team is here to service your every need. Go ahead, let them have it.