Saturday, January 28, 2012

1/28/1922: "Knickerbocker" Snowstorm

RT 1/28/1922: The “Knickerbocker” storm dumped 28" of snow on Washington DC in 32 hr (city's worst).

Today is the 90th anniversary of the biggest snowstorm in Washington DC history (recorded). 28" of snow fell in DC, even though there were higher reports nearby. Here are several links talking about this historic storm. I will also include two links to video I shot during the back to back Washington DC Nor'easter/Blizzard in February 2010. At my location I had 27/28" follow by 12/13" in a 5-6 day period. Pretty amazing!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Day it Snowed in Miami

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the day it snowed in Miami! Funny enough, back on January 9th, 2010 when I was visiting my parents in Coral Gables, there were a few reports of very light snow flurries across Miami-Dade county. I saw maybe a flake or two fly, but nothing official was recorded. Morning lows were near freezing, which is pretty darn rare for Miami. I believe the all time record low is officially 27 degrees? I'll leave some screen captures I grabbed from the news that day below...

I'm also going to leave two links talking about this historic event. The first is from local 10 in Miami, and chief meteorologist Trent Aric. Trent and I went to school together at Mississippi State, so I know him well. He put together a cool video blog talking about the setup that brought some light snow to South Florida. Make sure you check it out as he does a great job! The second link is from the Miami Herald, who wrote a great article on "The day it snowed in Miami". There are lots of great personal accounts, so make sure you check it out as well. I'm a huge weather historian at heart, so I hope you enjoy!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Clearing The Valdez Snow

Check out some of these amazing images out of Valdez, AK. Valdez has received 332 inches of snow this winter. So far that is... Wow!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Amazing Shots!

Here are some amazing shots from The Big Picture blog. One of my favorite blogs out there!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Sorry I haven't blogged in a long time, but I have been in South Florida/Caribbean the last few weeks. Currently I'm working on a project focused on the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. It has been an honor to talk with Jerry Wilkinson, who is the president of the historical preservation society of the Upper Keys. The wealth of knowledge Mr. Wilkinson has on the 1935 Hurricane is second to none. If you refer to the image above (courtesy of Micahel Laca -, you can see the rescue train derailed and what's left of Leo Washington's house. With the help of Mr. Wilkinson, we have located the exact spot of Leo Washington's house and can now locate, within a few feet, where the train box cars (engine & tender stayed on the tracks) rested after a storm surge of 15-20 feet swept it off the FEC tracks around 8:30pm September 2nd, 1935. Pretty darn cool!

Also, I had the great opportunity to talk to a survivor of the 1935 Hurricane. Here is what I posted on facebook. This is only the beginning, as there will be much more to come!

"Another amazing day in the Upper Keys! Had the chance to interview Paul Everett Albury Jr., a survivor of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. He was 8 years old at the time of the storm. The house he was in with his family/friends floated about 250 feet to the south side of the FEC railroad tracks at mile marker 92."