Blizzards of the Past

With all the snow storms making their way across the country it's easy to believe things have never been so bad. But if we look back in history, we'll find a number of storms that broke records as well as cities. So after shoveling out the drive this season, take a gander at these mega-blizzards; perhaps they'll make you feel a little bit warmer.

The Great Blizzard of March 12, 1888 brought snowfalls of 40-50 inches in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and sustained winds of over 45 miles per hour.

The Great Blizzard of March 12, 1888 brought snowfalls of 40-50 inches in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and sustained winds of over 45 miles per hour.

This super storm, which paralyzed Chicago carried with it 23 inches of snow becoming the largest single snowfall in the city's frigid history.

This super storm, which paralyzed Chicago carried with it 23 inches of snow becoming the largest single snowfall in the city's frigid history.

The Blizzard of 1977 had peak wind gusts ranging from 46 to 69 mph.

The Blizzard of 1977 had peak wind gusts ranging from 46 to 69 mph.