‘’STORM OF THE CENTURY’’ HIT ON THIS DAY

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The so-called “storm of the century” hit the eastern part of the
United States, killing hundreds and causing millions of dollars
in damages, on November 25, 1950.

Also known as the “Appalachian Storm,” it dumped record
amounts of snow in parts of the Appalachian Mountains.

Forming over North Carolina just before Thanksgiving, the storm
quickly moved north, striking western
Pennsylvania, eastern
Ohio and West Virginia. These areas were blanketed with several
feet of snow for several days and travel was impossible for nearly
a week in some places.


An accompanying windstorm covered a far greater area. New York
City recorded a 94 mile-per-hour wind gust. At Bear Mountain, just
north of the city, a 140 mph gust was recorded.

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