As the nation heads into another winter season, the rise of extreme weather means people across the country will be watching out for snowstorms. The Onion takes a look at the worst snowstorms in U.S. history.
Christmas Snowstorm Of 1831:
Intense snow and cold on Christmas Eve along the Eastern seaboard led to the deaths of dozens of little match girls.
Great Blizzard Of 1888:
Over 400 people died, but it was 1888, so that kind of stuff probably happened all the time.
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White Hurricane Of 1913:
The most devastating storm to ever hit the Great Lakes caused waves as high as 10 meters, which scientists theorize could have been hundreds of feet.
1940 Armistice Day Blizzard:
A massive snowstorm in the Midwest killed 25 duck hunters in what is very prematurely dubbed the tragedy of the decade.
Super Bowl Blizzard Of 1975:
The one your dad is always talking about.
Northeastern Blizzard Of 1978:
It took crews 10 years to dig out Rhode Island.
1993 Storm Of The Century:
The blizzard and hurricane would have only caused some property damage had it not tragically coincided with the Bikini Car Wash Of The Century.
1997 Storm Of Savings:
Residents of Eau Claire, WI were devastated by the gale-force savings at Ace Appliance’s Black Friday sale.
This crippling blizzard earned its name when President Barack Obama addressed the storm during a meeting and begged for it to bring about Judgment Day at last.