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Do You Remember the Blizzard of '78?

Nothing beats a good blizzard story. Share your story from 1978 here.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years since we were hit with the Blizzard of '78, but the stories will withstand the test of time.

On Feb. 6, 1978, the area was blanketed with a record 27 inches of snow with the added bonus of hurricane force winds. The storm began the morning of Feb. 6 and lasted through the following evening. It was a storm that was never really predicted to be this large, and yet from it one good thing came – we learned about emergency preparedness.

For those of us old enough to remember, the memories differ. The motorist stuck in his car for hours on the highway, the family wondering where that person was, to a community paralyzed by Mother Nature in a storm no one ever expected.

Thirty-five years ago we had 27 inches of snow. Monday night, there's a chance of snow in the forecast for Lynnfield - but with little to no accumulation expected and with a high near 40 on Wednesday.

Tricia Brodbine Whitehead February 05, 2013 at 09:40 PM
I was a senior at Lynnfield High in 78 and on Student Council. What a week that was! Lynnfield never gets off for snow days, that is not an urban legend, but the truth! Because of that blizzard, school was closed for a whole week! The sad timing of it was that we had a Valentine's Dance scheduled which obviously was cancelled. I don't remember if we held it later. My most vivid memory of that week is early evenings, walking down Main Street between Phillips Road and Priscella Road. There was absolute silence everywhere. Cars were banned from the roads, so only a few people on foot were on the streets that week. It was really pretty cool. Total silence.Never experienced anything like that since. I now live in Nashville, TN and wish for a snow 1/10th of that!

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