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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blizzard of '77: The White Death

This Day in History: January 28, 1977

History recounts the great Blizzard of '77 in numerous articles, books, and DVDs, such as The White Death and the Wrath of God: Buffalo Blizzard - Siege And Survival. In Buffalo, NY, temperatures plummeted to 40-60 degrees below zero with tormenting winds up to 69 MPH at the airport and average sustained wind speeds of 46 MPH.

Weather report on January 7, 2014 in Buffalo, NY:
As bad as the Blizzard of ’77? No way! Check it out HERE
The entrance to Route 400 on Maple Street near East Aurora
was closed Tuesday. 
Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News
 Weather report for Buffalo, NY on January 28, 2014
still does not measure up, or should I say down,
to that of this day in 1977. Click HERE!

Jordan Weaver waits for a bus at Woodside in South Buffalo
Tuesday, January 28, 2014. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)
No matter what the statistics or comparisons show, it is mighty COLD outside!

 Sarah Schaffer pushes a shopping cart in the blinding snow Tuesday in the
Tops parking lot on Grand Island. James P. McCoy/ Buffalo News photos