If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Buffalo News)   Son, I knew the Blizzard of '77, and you were no Blizzard of '77   ( buffalonews.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Western New York, snow pack, Doppler, snowplows, Kevin O'Connell, blizzards, emergency plan, sons  
•       •       •

7827 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jan 2014 at 6:45 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2014-01-09 08:26:32 AM  
2 votes:

bighairyguy: I was in Southern California

You have no weather experience.
2014-01-09 12:53:35 AM  
2 votes:
yeah, i remember 77. our house was encased in ice for a week. our only source of heat was the fire place. after a few days, the batteries died, and we only had candles for light. it was a wonderful time. thank god we were canadians, otherwise we might have perished. it is our understanding that our american friends do not have fireplaces, or store much food. poor fellows. anyway, this weather we are having now is a childs blizzard. man up, nancy.
2014-01-09 08:25:24 AM  
1 vote:
This was the block I lived on during the Blizzard of 77...

upload.wikimedia.orgView Full Size

I was on the other side of the street. The house in the picture was next to a golf course, and the wind just picked up all the snow from the golf course and piled it on the row of houses.
2014-01-09 08:14:30 AM  
1 vote:
It was also no monster lizard of '82.
2014-01-09 08:03:27 AM  
1 vote:

August11: I still use the blizzard of 1888 as a measure:

Four feet of snow in a 24-hour period
Day time temp of 9F
Wind gusts to 50mph
30-foot drifts

Different locations in New England had different amounts. Most residents in my town (in CT) were using their second story windows to exit their homes a week later.

My parents lived in Waterbury though the 1978 blizzard (I was a wee toddler), but 1888 is the stuff of legends.  Some storms are like fish stories, where the fish gets bigger and bigger the more the story gets told, but 1888 didn't need any help.  It was already Jaws.

1888 blizzard snow bridge "troll":
cthistoryonline.orgView Full Size
2014-01-09 07:29:51 AM  
1 vote:
In blizzard of '77
The cars were just lumps on the snow
And then later
Tripping in 7-11
The shelves were stretching out of control
2014-01-09 07:19:20 AM  
1 vote:
Well it's no blizzard like 1553. It was so cold the fuel line on our  A-10 Warthogs froze and we had to fly those sissy Euro Fighter Typhoons in to battle against Hannibal and his mighty elephant army.
/I need no more coffee
2014-01-09 06:58:26 AM  
1 vote:

skinnycatullus: My family moved from Tennessee to Chicago in 1978. Now that was a nasty winter. My Southern-born parents were NOT amused. I was 4, so I didn't really notice.

I moved to Chicago from Atlanta in January 1978, and they set an all time snow record that winter. I said to myself, if I made through that, I could make it through anything. The following winter, those records were broken, and the blizzard of '79 was the centerpiece. I kept my mouth shut after that.
2014-01-09 06:56:41 AM  
1 vote:
I wonder if The Weather Channel will grab national news headlines today with "Global Warming causes the thaw of the Polar Vortex that Global Warming caused"?
2014-01-09 01:29:00 AM  
1 vote:
My family moved from Tennessee to Chicago in 1978. Now that was a nasty winter. My Southern-born parents were NOT amused. I was 4, so I didn't really notice.
Displayed 10 of 10 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.