In A Class by Itself

The Great Storm of '93 spread death and destruction from Cuba to Canada

OTHER STORMS PILED UP MORE SNOW, RECORDED higher winds, killed more people. But for combined extent and intensity, the Blizzard of '93, as it was called in most of the U.S., was in a class by itself. Tornadoes in Florida, record cold in Alabama (2 degreesF in Birmingham), mountainous snows from North Carolina (50 in. at Mount Mitchell) to New York (43 in. at Syracuse), hurricane-force winds (110 m.p.h. in Franklin County, Florida) -- all were part of the same monster storm system that from March 12 to March 15 spread death and destruction from Cuba, where three died, to the...

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