The Great Blizzard Of 1888 Dumped 50 Inches Of Snow On Massachusetts

Winter in Massachusetts can be rough, but nowadays, we have the infrastructure and tools to clean up the streets and keep Bay Staters safe during a winter storm. However, that wasn’t the case in 1888, when the Great Blizzard of 1888 tragically struck the east coast. This massive blizzard is said to be the worst blizzard in Massachusetts history, claiming 400 lives and leaving 50 inches of snow in Massachusetts. The Great Blizzard of 1888 was anything but great – it was the worst white hurricane Massachusetts has ever experienced, and the deadliest blizzard in U.S. history.

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While this blizzard was the worst by far, there are 10 more terrifying blizzards and hurricanes in Massachusetts history to learn about.

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