Saturday, November 25, 2006

Storm of the Century

On this day in history, 1950, the "storm of the century" hit the eastern part of the United States, killing hundreds and causing millions of dollars in damages.

Also known as the "Appalachian Storm," it dumped record amounts of snow in parts of the Appalachian Mountains.

Forming over North Carolina just before Thanksgiving, the storm quickly moved north, striking western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and West Virginia. These areas were blanketed with several feet of snow for several days and travel was impossible for nearly a week in some places.

Paul Kocin, a Weather Channel expert, has said that this storm "had the greatest contrast of weather elements in probably any storm, including the 1993 March Superstorm."

For more information, visit The History Channel.

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