The city is preparing for the impending Winter Storm Juno today and tomorrow. But we should not forget of the blizzards of yesteryear that stormed through and changed the city.
The Great Blizzard Of 1888 is known as the worst blizzard in the United States that hit New York City and the surrounding areas on March 11th and 12th, 1888. It was so beastly that it was given the name “The Great White Hurricane”.
20–60 inches of snow fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, with sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour. The city was standstill for days and over 400 people lost their lives in the region with 200 of those being in New York City. There were also about $25,000,000 in damages to city back then which is $639 million in modern day numbers and that damage was mostly because inaccessible fires and such due to the snow.