10 Heavy snowfall in history
Heavy snowfall is able to paralyze even the largest city in a matter of hours - the road sweeps snow, people can not get to work or home, the products can not deliver to stores, power lines damaged by the weight of adhering snow. Somewhere utilities work better somewhere fail, but the fact remains - despite the technological progress of mankind is still too vulnerable to the disaster. We've gathered 10 strongest snowfall ever recorded in the world. Most of them struck the American continent.
Chicago, USA 1967 - 58 centimeters of snow
This snowfall is remembered as the "Blizzard of '67". He struck the US Midwest from Michigan to Indiana. The record for the level has fallen to the snow day was recorded in Chicago, Illinois. Total snow storm claimed the lives of 76 people, 26 of whom were from Chicago.
of Ontario and Quebec, Canada 1971 - 61 cm snow
This storm was called "Eastern Canadian snowstorm 71st." Snowfall accompanied by strong winds that reduced visibility to almost zero. Along with very cold temperatures it has caused the death of 20 people. What is most surprising, the inhabitants of the Province of Ontario nobody asked to stay at home. Yet snowfall was so strong that we had to cancel the game of local NHL team "Montreal Canadiens", which was a disaster for the local residents.
Boston, USA 1978 - 69 centimeters of snow
Boston snow storm started in the worst possible time - in the afternoon, when most people were at work or school. Many were trapped in their cars. Moreover, it happened during the great tide, contributing to the most severe flooding in the area. Snowfall was a record for Boston - almost 10 centimeters added every hour. As a result, more than 100 people died in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
State Catskill Mountains and Apalachee 1993 - 127 centimeters of snow
He dubbed the "storm of the century", because in March 1993, this storm piled snow the largest territory of all ever known. Snowfall was from eastern Canada to near the Caribbean coast, covering 26 states. In some places, the storm was accompanied by a very low temperature and claimed 270 lives. Even in such a hot state like Florida experienced a marked cooling. If the flat terrain dropped out about 100 centimeters of snow, in the mountains it was even more.
Saratoga Springs, USA 1888 - 147 centimeters of snow
"Blizzard of 1888" swept the northeast United States, burying more than 400 people, including hundreds missing in the sea. The storm was indeed cruelly - with a lot of snow, wild wind, the cold snap and a fierce blizzard. New York was paralyzed by 22-centimeter layer of snow, and the town of Saratoga Springs just buried under five feet of snow.
The State of New York, USA 2014 - 150 centimeters of snow
The abnormally heavy snowfall hit the US state of New York recently. According to the state government, two days had the annual rainfall. Element killed 6 people, has blocked 200 km of motorways and had to cancel 40 percent of flights at the airport of the city of Buffalo.
Lhyundze, Tibet 2008 - 182 centimeters of snow
Despite the fact that Tibet - a place where quite cool due to the altitude, usually are not a lot of snow. But 2008 was no exception - the locals were shocked when the snow did not stop for 36 hours, after covering some areas thick layer of snow up to 180 centimeters. The average thickness of the cover was 150 centimeters. Many of the building could not withstand the pressure of the snow, the roads were not functioning, and 7 people died. Many had to even score their pets to eat.
New England, USA 1717 - 274 centimeters of snow
In the 18th century, yet there was no accurate meteorological calculations, so all the famous figures of the "Great snow 1717" rather relative. This storm formed of four snow storms hit at the same time on the territory of New England at the time and without the harsh winter. The epicenter of the disaster occurred in Boston. Entire houses were covered with snow up to the top, and people had to go through a second-story window. At the time, there was no snow plow, so people had to just wait until it melts. The roads were not functioning for over a week. Photos of that time, as you know, is hardly there.
Mount Shasta, USA 1959 - 480 centimeters of snow
If you judge by the number of snowfall, it is perhaps the most snowfall in history. But he passed away in the mountains and almost not affected by the settlements. Despite the almost three-fold in comparison with the "storm of the century 'snowfall, the snow covered a very small area and has remained virtually unnoticed.
Buffalo, USA 1977 - 506 centimeters of snow
Buffalo City is located in the northern United States, but as a rule, characterized by warmer temperatures and less snow than the surrounding areas. In 1977, the city struck a moderate snowfall, but with very strong winds about 70 kilometers per hour. By that time, Buffalo was lying layer of snow, and even the local lake was frozen. As a result, not the strong snow storm caused severe frost, zero visibility and terrible snowstorm, and by the end of the common layer of snow was five meters - an absolute record for a single season.