Historical Winter Storms - 1980-99
The Super Storm of 1993 was one of the most damaging storms in recent memory, paralyzing the nation east of the Mississippi River. However, there were other storms that impacted the nation.
The Blizzard Of 1983During early February 1983, major metropolitan areas such as Richmond, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, and to a lesser extent, Boston, were paralyzed as blizzard conditions and heavy snowfall pummeled the Middle Atlantic and Northeast.
A weak area of low pressure moved across the northern Gulf of Mexico and then redeveloped and intensified off the coast of South Carolina. Slowly moving north to the New Jersey coast, it veered northeast, passing east of Cape Cod on February 12th.
1991 Halloween StormLasting almost five days, the Halloween Storm of 1991 has been considered the most extreme nor'easter in the past 50 years. With 70 mph winds and 15 foot waves crashing onshore, this storm eroded over 1000 miles of coastline along the East Coast.
View the story of this storm through our Special Report area. Click on the "Related Video - Historical Nor'easters" for video documenting the event.
1993 SuperStormIt was a weekend to remember - record snow totals and record low pressure. From March 12 through 15, 1993, some 26 states, the eastern half of the United States, were digging out, and airports from Georgia to Maine were closed.
The SuperStorm raked the East Coast from Florida to Maine, canceling many weekend plans.
1997-98 El Niņo WinterIn January 1998, ice accumulations of an inch and more blanketed parts of upstate New York, New England and Canada.
View the story of this winter through our Special Report area.