This storm, however, hit not just Chicago but cities as disparate as Kalamazoo, Mich., and Gary, Ind. Three other storms dumped more snow on Cincinnati. Southern portions of the province of Ontario and parts of western and northern New York State were besieged by the blizzard … [source: NOAA]. Feb 24, 2013 - Explore trinapant727's board "The Blizzard of '77", followed by 111 people on Pinterest. How could you leave out the 1977 Blizzard in Buffalo, NY or the 1978 Blizzards in Canton, Ohio & the New England States from Top 10 List of the Worst U.S. Blizzards in the … The winter of 1977 was colder. About 20 people died as a direct or indirect result of the storm, most due to heart attacks or traffic accidents. About 20 people died as a direct or indirect result … On Friday, January 28, 1977 a natural disaster struck Canada and the United States. Blizzard of '78 - Somerset, MI, photo by Bill The most extensive and very nearly the most severe blizzard in Michigan history raged January 26, 1978 and into part of Friday January 27. The Midwest has suffered through many brutal blizzards and monstrous snow storms. The blizzard literally buried some houses where drifts measured 10 to 20 feet for parts of the Great Lakes! The blizzard came on the heals of what had already been a harsh winter. By the time January 1978 was coming to a close, snow depths of up to 40 inches was being measured across parts of Indiana and Michigan. On Jan. 26-27, 1967, one of the biggest and baldest blizzards struck Michigan.
However, many parts of this region are more sparsely populated than the eastern U.S., so the effects of these storms haven't been as acute. January 28, 1977: Statewide Blizzard. National Weather Service forecasters called for a blizzard warning across Ohio early on Friday, January 28, 1977. Blizzard of ’78 – Somerset, MI by Billie K67 “The most extensive and very nearly the most severe blizzard in Michigan history raged throughout Thursday January 26, 1978 and into part of Friday January 27. In days leading up to the blizzard, some areas featured temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
Natural Disaster Strikes. See more ideas about Blizzard, Buffalo new york, Hometown. At… Temperatures fell from 20 degrees to 5 to 10 degrees below zero during the day. The cold wave and high winds swept across the state at dawn. High winds and blowing snow accompanied the cold wave. So, what made the Great Blizzard of 1978 so devastating? It went down as one of the all-time worst blizzards in Michigan’s history mainly because of the way the weather conditions changed drastically in a short amount of time.