The old timers have a saying that, "they don't make snows like they used to when I was a kid.”
So it will be for kids 30 years from now who enjoyed the blizzard of 1996. In early January, a genuine red blooded Appalachian blizzard bulldozed through our region, closing airports, snarling traffic and all the while bringing out the kid in all of us.
“We have three Humvees with chains there. 16 inches of snow,” said a spokesperson with the Army Reserves.
By the end of that whiteout weekend, two feet of snow had fallen. The storm paved the way for the snowiest winter in Charleston history when an astonishing 106.5" of snow fell on West Virginia's arctic capital city.