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Friday, January 10, 2014

Blizzard of '78: Frigid temps AND feet of snow

Just a few weeks after the governor declared a state of emergency in Lake County in January 1978, things really got bad.

The blizzard of '78 pounded the area Jan. 26-27. A wind gust as high as 82 mph was recorded at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Tragically, 51 people died in Ohio as a result of the storm.

So perhaps we should count ourselves lucky that this week's blast of arctic weather didn't prove as deadly.


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