On this date 130 years ago, the East Coast was hit by a massive blizzard – right after the deadly Schoolhouse Blizzard hit the Dakotas.

In 1938, fifty years after the blizzard, Samuel Meredith Strong, M.D., “Former President of ‘The Blizzard Men of 1888,’” published The Great Blizzard of 1888, a collection of oral histories and printed articles from those who survived the storm. (AP Photo), Men waiting at a railroad depot peer from behind a pile of snow after a snowstorm in New York City. And don’t try to cross the East River by foot! Among those under one year were perhaps 100 who were partly or entirely dependent on cow’s milk feeding. It is not caused by the falling snow. Twelve dozen cans had been ordered and 12 gross (1728) cans were received. Posted on March 12, 2019 by Melissa Fleming.

There is no bookplate telling us the fund or donor, but there is a stamp saying we acquired it on March 13, 1939. Snow fills the street and sidewalk on Park Place in Brooklyn, after the Blizzard of 1888. Credit: NOAA.

On this day in 1888, one of the worst snowstorms on record hit New York City. About 400 people tragically lost their lives.

Temperatures are already cold, but the wind makes the wind chill much colder and skin can freeze much faster. They Need Special Invitation.

The age of the child population ranged from infants of a few weeks to children five or six years of age. More than 200 New Yorkers died as a result of the storm.1,2.

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The snowiest city in the United States is Rochester, NY.

The storm continued unabated for the next 36 hours.

(Library of Congress), Carts haul snow and ice, cleared from city streets, to the river for dumping in the East River in New York, possibly during the Blizzard of 1888. Flashback Facts: NYC’s Great Blizzard of 1888. (Bettmann/CORBIS), The awning of a grocery store is damaged from the weight of the snow during the blizzard of 1888 in New York City. Factmonster is part of the FEN Learning family of educational and reference sites for parents, teachers and students. For more information on our use of cookies and usage policies, please visit our PRIVACY POLICY. This blizzard is referred to as the Great Blizzard of 1888.

Eight cans of loose milk a day were supplied by a dairy eight miles distant, the milk being delivered in a horse-drawn truck—then came the big blizzard completely blocking traffic of every nature—in our case for seven days. The resulting transportation crisis led to the creation of the New York subway, approved in 1894 and begun in 1900. The storm had the wind speed at 90 miles per hour or 140 km per hour.

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Do you have any opinion on facts about blizzards? If snow is not falling but the snow on the ground is lifted and blown around it is referred to as a 'ground blizzard'. A few days before the historic storm, through error a large consignment of Borden’s condensed milk arrived at the institution.

After the suspension of ferry service, people attempted to cross the frozen East River on foot (many were rescued by tugboats). ( Log Out /  In 1938, fifty years after the blizzard, Samuel Meredith Strong, M.D., “Former President of ‘The Blizzard Men of 1888,’” published The Great Blizzard of 1888, a collection of oral histories and printed articles from those who survived the storm.Below are some selections from the book: 2 Excerpt from an article by Julian Ralph in the New York Sun, September 2, 1933: © 2000-2019 Sandbox Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. On this day in 1888, one of the worst snowstorms on record hit New York City. The blizzard usually lasts for at least 3 hours. My husband started to shovel his way out, through snow as deep as he was tall….It was three weeks before the roads were cleared and the Doctor then made his first visit to our home and congratulated me on the fine new baby who came into this world unaided and alone in the Big Blizzard of 1888 and twenty-six years and six months later left this world in the Wright chemical explosion [an accident at a factory in Elizabeth, NJ that killed three workers3].”.

It was famous as Armistice Day Blizzard. Hone your math skills with our flashcards! When stuck in a blizzard without protection eating snow is not a good choice because it lowers the temperature of the body. A severe blizzard is defined as having winds exceeding 45 miles an hour, visibility of a quarter mile or less, and temperatures of 10 degrees F or lower. Within a …

FEN Learning is part of Sandbox Networks, a digital learning company that operates education services and products for the 21st century. Snow fell from 10 to 58 inches (25 to 147 cm) in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 … (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images), Downtown at 1:30 p.m. on Park Row as people and horse-drawn vehicles struggle to make their way through the snow, as seen from the foot path of the Brooklyn Bridge. Frostbite and hypothermia are dangerous conditions that can occur if a person is caught in a blizzard with no protection.