PSU Meteorology Professor Talks About Blizzard of ’78

February 8th, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Thirty years ago, New England was hit by a blizzard that some called the storm of the century.

The storm hit on the afternoon of Feb. 6, 1978 and continued for two days. It was soon referred to as the Blizzard of ’78, as it left many parts parts of New England, including central New Hampshire, buried under a record amount of snow.

How did it happen? Three air masses combined and mixed with high tides and powerful winds to create a monster storm, according to PSU meteorology professor Eric Hoffman. Use this link to see WMUR’s story featuring Hoffman’s comments. Click on the video entitled,”Blizzard Destroyed Homes,Took Lives.”

Read the story online.

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