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The Great Blizzard of 1993

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – It blew into town 15 years ago on a Friday night. History in the making as the great blizzard of 1993 would soon re-write the record books.

At last week's Home and Garden Show, folks took time out to reminisce.

It snowed for 30 straight hours with drifts as high as six feet. Airports shut down and for the first time ever Jim's Restaurant closed due to snow. Even the mailman had a hard time in completing his appointed rounds!

Josh Fitzpatrick was a budding future meteorologist from his vantage point in Gallia County.

Josh said, “The thing I remember about the blizzard was the thunder and lightning that accompanied the heavy snow.”

Most of the Ohio, Big Sandy and Kanawha Valleys measured 18 to 24 inches with Huntington setting it's all time record with 22.6 inches.

It's all part of the legend of the great blizzard of 1993, 15 years ago this weekend.


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