When the weatherman says it isn't.
Incredibly, that seems to be the case with the Great Blizzard . . . uh, Snowstorm of '06 in New York City, where a record 26.9 inches of the white stuff was measured in Central Park over the weekend. (By contrast, Kiko's House got a paltry 13 inches.)
A blizzard must meet the following criteria: Winds of at least 35 miles an hour for three consecutive hours and visibility of less than a quarter mile. That was so in neighboring
Yours truly has been through blizzards in 1993, 1995 and 2003, all of which dumped 30 or more inches, and is a bit of a student of meteorology. So I was surprised that the 26.9 inch accumulation was a record for
What about the Great Blizzard of 1888, I asked?
Also known as The Great White Hurricane, this humdinger paralyzed the East Coast, isolated