FLASHBACK: March Blizzard of 1993 was 'Storm of the Century'

NEW YORK (WABC) -- In March of 1993 a deadly blizzard wreaked havoc on the Tri-State Area. Also known as the 'Storm of the Century,' the storm dumped nearly 20 inches of snow across the Northeast, and over 40 inches in Upstate New York. More than 300 people were killed, and schools were shut down for days in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

FLASHBACK: NJ Burkett reports from Long Island in 1993
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NJ Burkett reports.

Ironically, the storm happened over March 13th - March 15th, the same days as a major winter storm is set to hit the Tri-State Area.

According to AccuWeather, some of the highest snowfall amounts were:

Syracuse, New York: 42.9 inches
Beckley, West Virginia: 30.9 inches
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 25.3 inches

So why was the storm so powerful? AccuWeather explains that it was because it became very intense rapidly, and a record low pressure similar to a Category 3 hurricane was recorded. For more on the power of the storm, CLICK HERE.
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