'storm of the century'
One of the most intense nor'eaters to ever strike the Eastern United States
did so in the second week of March, 1993. Record low pressures, wind speeds,
low temperatures and snowfall amounts were more than enough for this storm
to gain the status of "Storm of the Century" even during its existence.
Indeed, this storm was monumental, killing over 250 people and cancelling
25% of the United States' flights for two days. The purpose of this case
study is to provide background on this storm, using surface maps and satellite
images to demonstrate its full scope.
Last Update: 09/13/97
Snowfall, wind and other data from the storm.
A collection of surface maps covering the storm's lifetime.
Satellite images illustrating the storm's impressive character.
Those who contributed to the development of this case study.