The entire time we lived here we dealt with all kinds of extreme weather during the spring and fall. The storm eventually dissipated i… The Blizzard of 1993 ranks as the second worst snowstorm to impact the Southeast, Ohio Valley, and the Northeast. A tractor trailer stuck on the interstate, Along the Third Creek bike trail in Knoxville, Been there done that still have the t-shirt, Our backyard in Maryville- snow almost up to my knees, Before and after-- Edgewood Park in north Knoxville, Helicopters rescued people trapped in the Smokies, Jaclyn, 14-months, standing in front of snowman Dad built for her, My stepbrother attempting to shovel a path, Our son Todd could not remember seeing much snow since we hadn't had much in Knoxville for a while, Our 2-year-old trying to stand in the snow, Resident cutting down limbs blocking his driveway, The snow collapsed the Athletic Bubble at UT. And it is the costliest winter storm to date. Many surrounding areas got much more, including the Great Smoky Mountains, where up to five feet was measured in some places. But our own Chief Meteorologist Paul Barys warned us to be prepared. Print; Mar 13, 2008 #1 . No power for 10 days! LeConte was buried under 60 inches of snow. In this case, the wisest people did stock up on milk, bread, and other essentials at the grocery store before the snow started! Eighteen and-a-half inches of that falling in just one day.Both Interstates 24 & 75 were shut down, stranding motorists.The heavy weight of the snow collapsed the roof of the old Sam's Club, and at a carpet outlet in Dalton.Seventy-two thousand EPB customers lost power. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Spinning tires, impassable roads, whipping wind and huge snow banks. Nashville and areas of middle Tennessee received just a couple of inches. Not everyone believed we would get a record snow in the middle of March. Thread Tools. The cyclone moved through the Gulf of Mexico and then through the eastern United States before moving on to eastern Canada. VIDEO: School children rescued from the Smokies. At the time,it was the most snow seen in Chattanooga in more than 75 years.It started falling overnight, and by morning many roads were impassable. Folks on the job included police, firefighters, medical workers, and power crews as well as news crews who covered the storm. Waist deep snow! A beautiful shot of the Smokies from Sharps Ridge in Knoxville. THE BLIZZARD OF '93: SEEKING TO SAVE CITIES AND PEOPLE. While it’s been a few years since Tennessee has been hit with hard and heavy snow, many folks in the Volunteer state can probably remember the last good snow. Take a look back at the biggest snowstorm most people in East Tennessee can remember--- the Blizzard of '93. The second highest one day snowfall in Chattanooga was on December 4, 1886 when 12 inches blanketed the city. Called the Blizzard of ’93, some 15 inches fell in a day, not only clogging roads but blocking doors. CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Today is 20th anniversary of the Blizzard of '93. Mt. The Blizzard of '93 is EPB's third most expensive storm in company history.The second highest one day snowfall in Chattanooga was on December 4, 1886 when 12 inches blanketed the city.Coming in at number 3: January 7, 1988 when 10 inches of snow fell in Chattanooga. Twenty-five years ago, in Cleveland, it snowed a page!To the east, in Polk County, the snow depth was a page and … In March of 1993 I was a 12-year-old living with her parents in Rome, GA. Rome is located in the NW side of Georgia close to Alabama and Tennessee. UT married student housing, Sutherland Ave. The volume of water dropped by … Electric lines snapped, cars crashed, people died. Emergency crews worked to help people in need, and even the military was called in to use helicopters to drop food and supplies to secluded homes. The snow started falling on March 12, 1993, and continued most of the next day. WBIR Chief Meteorologist Todd Howell said it was basically a winter hurricane--- and East Tennessee was in the eye of the storm. Crews worked non-stop for eight days before getting all power restored. Twenty years after the Blizzard of '93, those who work to clear the roads and keep us safe feel better about how the Tennessee Valley would handle another big winter storm. * March 12-14 marks the anniversary of the “Storm of the Century,” the Blizzard of 1993. “I loved him and I miss him terribly and wish he was still here,” she said. For more stats on the Blizzard of ’93 check out this article on Wikipedia. The storm was unique and notable for its intensity, massive size, and wide-reaching effects; at its height, the storm stretched from Canada to Honduras. We dug into the WBIR archives to find several stories of our coverage of the blizzard, and they are included below. Anyone that was in the High Country during that time, or the East Coast for the matter, has a story to tell. There was nearly as much snow on the ground, without the drifts, and far more were without power — for far longer — than in ’93. However, the storm gained strength, it walloped eastern portions of the state with snow and winds in excess of 30mph. Joined: Jul 4, 2002 Location: East Tennessee. The heavy, wet flakes quickly accumulated, with Knoxville officially recording 15 inches. Not everyone believed we would get a record snow in the middle of March. Related:Some in East Tennessee will see snow this weekend “Every bit of clothes I put on and come back in the house, ... Chief Meteorologist Matt Hinkin remembered the Blizzard of ’93. Volunteers remove 9,208lbs. "I had went with a friend’s church to a youth retreat in Nashville and was saved that Sunday morning after we got stuck down there because of the blizzard," Sherry Billingsley wrote on Facebook. Some of those people no longer work in news but still have vivid memories of the Blizzard of '93. The storm stranded hikers in the Smokies, knocked out power to thousands for days, and confined people to their homes for much longer than expected. Memories of the Blizzard of 1993 Sunday, January 16, 2011 - by Jim Ashley This week’s big snowstorm brought back to me a now fond memory of the blizzard that hit the Chattanooga area in 1993. The Blizzard of '93 began harmlessly enough as a broad cold trough of low pressure in the upper atmosphere which covered much of the country east of the Rocky mountains. Tennessee: 14 South Carolina: 1 Georgia: 15 North Carolina: 19 Kentucky: 5 Virginia: 13 West Virginia: 4 Maryland: 3 Pennsylvania: 49 New York: 23 Maine: 2 Every major airport on the U.S. East Coast was closed at one point by the storm. Blizzard of 93 Discussion in 'Volunteer Glockers' started by KG4IDA, Mar 13, 2008. Snowfall totals ranged from 3 inches in Alabama to 54 inches in … Life pretty much ground to a halt in East Tennessee, with road crews unable to keep even the main thoroughfares clear for long as the snow fell. The snow started falling late Friday night. The Blizzard of '93. This was the reality of the 1993 March Superstorm. Thread Tools. *Article originally published March 11, 2013. Cars skidded off the interstate and slid into the median wall. Red Stag Fulfillment to build 420-acre site in Sweetwater, bringing 3,500 jobs to Monroe Co. Fitting that snow fell Monday across Tennessee as March 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 1993. The entire time we lived here we dealt with all kinds of extreme weather during the spring and fall. That 1998 dynamic cooling storm was far more damaging for Scott County than the Blizzard of ’93. WBIR anchor emeritus Bill Williams recalls covering the Blizzard of '93: Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. Nearly eight and-a-half inches fell between midnight and sunrise January 10, 2011.That snow comes in at number 10 on the list of highest one-day snowfalls in Chattanooga. The infamous Blizzard of ’93 brewed memories of a harsh winter in East Tennessee. KG4IDA. In the days that followed, high drifts lined the roadways as plows and shovels did their work, and many residents learned for the first time the fun of digging out driveways and sidewalks. That snow blanketed East Tennessee with 16 inches of snow over two days and left thousands of people stranded or without power. WBIR engineer Pat Thompson poses by the big green generator, which kept WBIR on the air throughout the blizzard. But our own Chief Meteorologist Paul Barys warned us to be prepared. Check out the WBIR YouTube page for a vault full of Blizzard of 93 stories! In addition to record snowfall in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, the storm also brought extremely high winds and unseasonably cold air across the south, even into Florida. Front yard in Gatlnburg. VIDEO: Rescues on the road during blizzard. Remembering the Blizzard of 93 in stories & photos Take a look back at the biggest snowstorm most people in East Tennessee can remember--- the Blizzard of '93. Fifteen inches of snow fell in 24 hours on Friday, March 12, with a 40 mph wind to boot. East Tennessee and much of the Eastern Seaboard were digging out from the superstorm in March of that year. ... “First Horizon continues to grow and build on our strengths as a regional bank headquartered in Tennessee,” said Dave Miller, president of First Horizon Bank for the East Tennessee Region. Many people were stuck in the snow during the Blizzard of 1993. Yes, I was short, but that was a lot of snow! When the storm of the century ripped through East Tennessee some people had to come to work. Polk County remembers deadly blizzard of '93 - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports 68 Years Ago, Tennessee Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In Its History. In March of 1993 a deadly blizzard wreaked havoc on the Tri-State Area. Also known as the "Storm of the Century," the 1993 Superstorm pummeled eastern North America 20 years ago this week. Messages: 245 Likes Received: 0. The front page of the Cleveland Daily Banner, top to bottom, is 23 inches deep. VIDEO: Red Cross helps recover from blizzard. The 1993 Storm of the Century (also known as the 93 Superstorm, The No Name Storm, or the Great Blizzard of '93/1993) was a large cyclonic storm that formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993. Author: Tonja Burk It has been called the most expensive winter disaster in … Monday marks 25 years since the blizzard of 1993. Snow in March isn’t too rare in Tennessee. "In terms of human impact, the Superstorm of 1993 was more significant than most landfalling hurricanes or tornado outbreaks and ranks among the deadliest and most costly weather events of the 20th century," according to the National Weather Service. If you are viewing on the WBIR app, please click here to better view the pictures and videos, and tune into 10News at 5 on Monday, March 12, for a fun look back at the Blizzard of '93. The blizzard of March 12 to 14, 1993 remains one of the worst U.S. snowstorms since the Great Blizzard of 1888, and it's no surprise, considering that the storm stretched from Cuba to Nova Scotia, Canada, affected 100 million people across 26 states, and caused $6.65 billion in damage. This is a somewhat technical account of the event, complete with satellite pictures, surface plots, and other storm data. Wonderful memories of the blizzard of 93.-. The Blizzard of '93 is EPB's third most expensive storm in company history. Mountains of snow lingered for weeks in parking lots and fields around town, where it was piled in efforts to clear the roads. Police ended up stopping traffic at the bottom of the ridgecut while crews worked to clear snow from the roadway.And many of you remember to big snow just two years ago. At 7:00 am Thursday, March 11, a strong ridge of high pressure in the upper atmosphere was positioned just off … In March of 1993 I was a 12-year-old living with her parents in Rome, GA. Rome is located in the NW side of Georgia close to Alabama and Tennessee. For more stats on the Blizzard of ’93 check out this article on Wikipedia. By Saturday morning, the city was covered with nearly two feet of snow in some places. It was called the Storm of the Century by many, and anyone who lived through it will never forget the Blizzard of 1993--- the biggest snowfall most people can ever remember in our area. RELATED: Hiker rescue from Smokies after blizzard. Here are a few links, for more information on the Blizzard of '93: Superstorm 1993; a Case Study-- courtesy of the University of Illinois Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Who was here during the blizzard in 1993? One of the worst winter storms of the 20th Century buried the east coast of the United States under feet of snow 25 years ago, with devastating impacts from the Gulf Coast to Canada. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com So when everyone else in east Tennessee thinks of March 12 as the anniversary of a big blizzard, Teresa thinks of Jim. The Big One! of trash from Tennessee River, Launching a weather balloon in a blizzard, Rescue workers search for missing woman after landslide, GoVols247: Tennessee O-lineman Wanya Morris enters NCAA transfer portal, Justice Department watchdog opens probe of response to Capitol riot. ... stranding dozens of the hikers in waist-deep snow on an isolated mountain along the North Carolina-Tennessee border.