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1993 Storm of The Century

Where were you, and what are your memories of this storm?

Also, I've been doing a little research on the "Storm of The Century", the March 12-13 1993 super storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on Atlanta. I remember the snow coming down so hard you could hardly see and watching the sky glow when the lightning flashed and the thunder rolled. It has to rank in the top two weather events I've ever seen. 


I now have the old NWS maps and charts dating from March 1 through March 14, 1993. It's interesting to see what the weather was like leading up to the storm and be able to watch how it evolved. It was very fast moving once it got rolling and was out of here on the 14th. The entire storm was created through the phasing of multiple jet streams If you don't remember or don't know about the storm or if you'd like to read more, click here. Be sure to see all of the images for additional detail. You can read the Executive Summary here


Here are the links for maps for the days leading up to the storm. These maps are large so you can see the detail and each one contains 4 seperate maps:

March 1
March 2
March 3
March 4
March 5
March 6
March 7

March 8
March 9
March 10
March 11 - Temps here in the 70's
March 12 - Temps here in the 70's 
March 13 - Storm Date
March 14 - Storm exits

One of the posted images is an animated gif that won't play up here, this is the link for that
Where were you for this great storm? Share your memories and photos if you have any!

As always, I'm adding new pages to the website and over the last several weeks, have probably added 70-80 new pages. I should have kept a list but that would be too easy. There are about 50 new pages of the National Weather Service GFS model images and loops (they are located on my menu under Models, GFS Model, NWS GFS Model Images). 


Here's just a few that were added:


I'm sure there are more that I haven't posted here. Take some time to explore the many different pages I have, I know you'll find something of interest. I'm in a never ending quest to add more stuff so if I don't have what you're looking for, let me know and I'll see what I can do!

In a future post, I'll let you know what pages I look at the most when bad weather is on the way. 

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Bob Williams January 14, 2012 at 01:35 AM
I remember it fondly. I was stuck my one bedroom apartment. Fortunately it was the weekend of the ACC basketball tournament. Georgia Tech won that year beating North Carolina in the finals by 2 points!
Sharon Swanepoel January 14, 2012 at 03:18 AM
You had power Bob?
Margie Garner January 14, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I remember the March snow storm. We had just had the wood delivered to start building our 20 X 20 deck on the back of our house. Plans had to be put on hold until the snow went away.
Mandy McManus January 14, 2012 at 09:31 PM
I know where I was during the Storm of the Century...Northside Hospital Maternity Ward! The barometric pressure was so crazy I went into labor with my first daughter two weeks early! After a adventurous ride on I285 to the hospital (apparently large truckers don't slow down in a snow storm) we came into the hospital with all the staff asking about news from "the outside world" they had been stuck in the hospital, eatting. sleeping and showering in the hospital rooms for what seemed like weeks to them. Jessamy Grace McManus was born on March 15, 1993. We will always have the story of her birth during the Storm of the Century.
Brian January 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM
I came home that Thursday and it was a balmy March day. I told my wife, "We need to get ready for the blizzard that's coming tomorrow." She didn't believe me! We were prepared, though. Our poor dog didn't have food so we fed her rice. I have a picture of my wife from when we were stuck indoors that I think is the most beautiful she's ever looked. She was pregnant with our son who was born that July.

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