The Blizzard of ’78 was a catastrophic snowstorm that hit New England on February 6-7th, 1978. The slow moving storm brought hurricane-force winds, extreme high tides and record snowfall to the region. Beanpot hockey fans were stranded at the Boston Garden. Thousands of cars and trucks were buried in snow up and down Route 128. Barry was actually forecasting in New England during that storm. We just put together a special broadcast on ‘78 that aired on WBZ Sunday morning, so it is fresh in our minds.
Watch Blizzard of ’78 Video: http://boston.cbslocal.com/tag/blizzard-of-78
Thanks for your questions. We’ve have fun answering. If you’re interested, the Blizzard of ’78 special airs again tonight (Monday) on myTV38 at 8:30P.
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Having grown up New England, I’m used to harsh Northeast winters, but I’m anticipating winter to finally arrive 'on time' for a change vs the past few due to a number of factors, including this year’s La Niña pattern. In addition to growing up in and working in New England, I previously worked as a Meteorologist for The Weather Channel in Atlanta. There I covered major events like the Oklahoma tornado in 2013, the 2011 tornado Super Outbreak, Hurricanes Sandy, Irene, and Isaac, and the massive blizzards that essentially shut down New York City in December of 2010 and Boston in February of 2013.
For the latest short-term and long-term area forecasts, here’s our CBS Boston weather homepage - http://boston.cbslocal.com/category/weather/
Note: I'll be starting to answer questions for this AMA at 8PM ET on 11/20.
Alright everyone...thanks for joining the conversation! I think we will definitely have to do this again sometime soon. Really appreciate the questions and hope that all of you have a great Thanksgiving...and check in with us when the snowflakes start flying. Cheers, E
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