The front page of the Cleveland Daily Banner, top to bottom, is 23 inches deep. 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. LeConte was buried under 60 inches of snow. The Blizzard of '93. CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Today is 20th anniversary of the Blizzard of '93. However, the storm gained strength, it walloped eastern portions of the state with snow and winds in excess of 30mph. 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. * March 12-14 marks the anniversary of the “Storm of the Century,” the Blizzard of 1993. The volume of water dropped by … - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com ... “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. And it is the costliest winter storm to date. WBIR engineer Pat Thompson poses by the big green generator, which kept WBIR on the air throughout the blizzard. Also known as the "Storm of the Century," the 1993 Superstorm pummeled eastern North America 20 years ago this week. Wonderful memories of the blizzard of 93.-. “I loved him and I miss him terribly and wish he was still here,” she said. VIDEO: Red Cross helps recover from blizzard. Monday marks 25 years since the blizzard of 1993. Crews worked non-stop for eight days before getting all power restored. 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. 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. Anyone that was in the High Country during that time, or the East Coast for the matter, has a story to tell. 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. 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. By Saturday morning, the city was covered with nearly two feet of snow in some places. Polk County remembers deadly blizzard of '93 - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports In March of 1993 a deadly blizzard wreaked havoc on the Tri-State Area. 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. Print; Mar 13, 2008 #1 . UT married student housing, Sutherland Ave. "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. 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. 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. 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. That snow blanketed East Tennessee with 16 inches of snow over two days and left thousands of people stranded or without power. 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. Messages: 245 Likes Received: 0. The Big One! 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 late Friday night. *Article originally published March 11, 2013. WBIR Chief Meteorologist Todd Howell said it was basically a winter hurricane--- and East Tennessee was in the eye of the storm. Blizzard of 93 Discussion in 'Volunteer Glockers' started by KG4IDA, Mar 13, 2008. The infamous Blizzard of ’93 brewed memories of a harsh winter in East Tennessee. 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. Folks on the job included police, firefighters, medical workers, and power crews as well as news crews who covered the storm. The snow started falling on March 12, 1993, and continued most of the next day. Many people were stuck in the snow during the Blizzard of 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. For more stats on the Blizzard of ’93 check out this article on Wikipedia. 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. It has been called the most expensive winter disaster in … Check out the WBIR YouTube page for a vault full of Blizzard of 93 stories! At 7:00 am Thursday, March 11, a strong ridge of high pressure in the upper atmosphere was positioned just off … The storm eventually dissipated i… Mt. 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. 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 Blizzard of '93 is EPB's third most expensive storm in company history. VIDEO: Rescues on the road during blizzard. WBIR anchor emeritus Bill Williams recalls covering the Blizzard of '93: Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. But our own Chief Meteorologist Paul Barys warned us to be prepared. 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. Fifteen inches of snow fell in 24 hours on Friday, March 12, with a 40 mph wind to boot. Red Stag Fulfillment to build 420-acre site in Sweetwater, bringing 3,500 jobs to Monroe Co. The entire time we lived here we dealt with all kinds of extreme weather during the spring and fall. Twenty-five years ago, in Cleveland, it snowed a page!To the east, in Polk County, the snow depth was a page and … Nashville and areas of middle Tennessee received just a couple of inches. Waist deep snow! NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Spinning tires, impassable roads, whipping wind and huge snow banks. Front yard in Gatlnburg. That 1998 dynamic cooling storm was far more damaging for Scott County than 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. When the storm of the century ripped through East Tennessee some people had to come to work. 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. We dug into the WBIR archives to find several stories of our coverage of the blizzard, and they are included below. This is a somewhat technical account of the event, complete with satellite pictures, surface plots, and other storm data. In this case, the wisest people did stock up on milk, bread, and other essentials at the grocery store before the snow started! 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. "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. 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. Volunteers remove 9,208lbs. 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. East Tennessee and much of the Eastern Seaboard were digging out from the superstorm in March of that year. So when everyone else in east Tennessee thinks of March 12 as the anniversary of a big blizzard, Teresa thinks of Jim. Not everyone believed we would get a record snow in the middle of March. ... stranding dozens of the hikers in waist-deep snow on an isolated mountain along the North Carolina-Tennessee border. Cars skidded off the interstate and slid into the median wall. KG4IDA. Take a look back at the biggest snowstorm most people in East Tennessee can remember--- the Blizzard of '93. The heavy, wet flakes quickly accumulated, with Knoxville officially recording 15 inches. 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. Thread Tools. The second highest one day snowfall in Chattanooga was on December 4, 1886 when 12 inches blanketed the city. Snow in March isn’t too rare in Tennessee. Mountains of snow lingered for weeks in parking lots and fields around town, where it was piled in efforts to clear the roads. There was nearly as much snow on the ground, without the drifts, and far more were without power — for far longer — than in ’93. A beautiful shot of the Smokies from Sharps Ridge in Knoxville. But our own Chief Meteorologist Paul Barys warned us to be prepared. This was the reality of the 1993 March Superstorm. Who was here during the blizzard in 1993? Yes, I was short, but that was a lot of snow! RELATED: Hiker rescue from Smokies after blizzard. 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. Electric lines snapped, cars crashed, people died. 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. 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 1993 ranks as the second worst snowstorm to impact the Southeast, Ohio Valley, and the Northeast. No power for 10 days! Not everyone believed we would get a record snow in the middle of March. Some of those people no longer work in news but still have vivid memories of the Blizzard of '93. Joined: Jul 4, 2002 Location: East Tennessee. Fitting that snow fell Monday across Tennessee as March 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 1993. Many surrounding areas got much more, including the Great Smoky Mountains, where up to five feet was measured in some places. 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