It was on this date 26 years ago that blizzard warnings were issued for Central New York. Something epic was about to unfold.
My memory is a bit fuzzy but it’s difficult to forget the Blizzard of ’93.
Between the storm and the lake effect snow behind it, Syracuse ended up with 43″ of snow. A record by all standards for this area.
I was not on air at the time. I was working behind the scenes, gathering all the information I could for Dave Eichorn and our on air broadcast.
There was no internet. There was no Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Channel 9 became a source for weather information to guide CNY’ers through the storm.
One regret I have about the storm is that I really didn’t experience it. Perhaps I was too young or naive to appreciate what was unfolding.
I was trying to get my hands on all of the weather data I could.
I’d peek out the window from time to time, but the full brunt of what had happened wasn’t realized until I went to dig out my car on the Monday morning following the storm.
I missed the heavy snow and the howling winds.
Thankfully, nothing like that is in our future.
Here’s a link to the breakdown of the storm.
I’d be curious to hear your recollections of the storm.