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A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck New York In 1977 And No One Saw It Coming

New York has seen its fair share of historic blizzards. With our western borders lying along the shores of both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, this half of our state has become all too familiar with troublesome lake-effect snow storms. Most of our current residents will likely remember our epic Snowvember blizzard from two years ago, but if you thought that was bad? Well, then you should have been around for the terrifying (and even more deadly) snow storm that left the city of Buffalo and other surrounding areas completely helpless in 1977.


Today, our residents who were around for this storm are reminded of the Blizzard of 1977 every time it snows in Western New York. To take a step back in time, check out this old news footage from the storm provided by staffannouncer on YouTube!

Do you remember this unbelievable blizzard that paralyzed Western New York? If you have your own photos or stories from the Blizzard of 1977, be sure to share them with us in the comments!

Lea Monroe
Writer for Only In Your State!