4 Years Ago, New Jersey Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In History

It’s funny how well I remember the Blizzard of ’96. I was a kid without a care in the world. I wouldn’t be shoveling or stuck on the road, I’d only be enjoying the fluffy mounts of snow. My sister and I built snowmen, snow women, snow castles. Snow angels were not an option as we’d get lost in over two feet of powder, with drifts passing the tops of our heads. I barely remember the Blizzard of 2016, also referred to as Winter Storm Jonas, likely because I was busy shoveling out my car. Snowstorms just aren’t as fun as adults, we should work on that. I call dibs on carrots and buttons during the next snowstorm!

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This was a severe category 5 storm, with many losing power and some losing their lives. Share your experiences with this blizzard, and others, in the comments below. We’ve had many major blizzards in recent years including 2003, 2006, 2010, and 2011.