Relive the 'Storm of the Century', 20 years later

Winter superstorm makes this season's weather seem tame


As I write this, I'm sitting in my house waiting out another winter storm this season and wondering where the heck this "early spring" that was predicted by the groundhog on Feb. 2 is supposed to be.


But this season's storm, which produced a lot of snow for the Northeast, is nothing compared to the March 12, 1993 storm, which several people labeled "The Storm of the Century". Today, NOAA's YouTube channel produced this video, showing the radar animation from the storm 20 years ago.

If you were around for this storm, do you remember it? I remember living in Glens Falls, N.Y., which got LOTS of snow, but the interesting part is it got plowed relatively quickly (folks that live near the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York tend to know how to remove snow quickly). But that was also the storm where I drove over to central Massachusetts for a job interview, and remember driving through the city of Worcester seeing giant snowbanks all around, as they got hit with the storm as well (probably harder, knowing how much snow this region usually receives). Thus began my life as a New Englander (I got the job and have been in the region ever since).

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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