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

Winter superstorm makes this season's weather seem tame

By  

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 ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Watch more cool videos

Thumbnail of Russian Meteor Walter Cronkite 1967 predicting 2001 home of future Mario Busters - mash-up of Ghostbusters and Mario Brothers
Videos flood YouTube after
Russian meteor strike
Walter Cronkite predicts 21st
century tech in 1967
Mash-up gold: Ghostbusters
meets Mario Brothers
Stan Lee changes Star Wars ending cartoon Why we can't describe red Guy makes Oddjob's hat out of steel
Stan Lee has a different
ending for Star Wars
Science Tuesday #2: Why we can't describe Red Watch a guy create classic Bond villain's hat out of steel
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

ScienceWhite Papers & Webcasts

See more White Papers | Webcasts

Answers - Powered by ITworld

ITworld Answers helps you solve problems and share expertise. Ask a question or take a crack at answering the new questions below.

Ask a Question
randomness