27 Years Ago, North Carolina Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In History
By Robin Jarvis|Published January 08, 2020
Robin Jarvis began writing for OnlyInYourState.com in 2015 and quickly advanced to a Senior Editor role. She's currently the Brand Manager and has a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. Her career history includes long running appearances on radio and television. She also has served as publisher of Shades of Green Magazine and Design Lead on several print publications. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for more than three decades and currently resides in Charleston, SC. When she's not working, she loves playing guitar, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.
Western North Carolina is no stranger to late season snowfall. Even in May and June, the snow has been known to make a rare, occasional appearance. And in most areas, March can be late in the season for significant amounts of new powder to fall. But not in 1993, the year North Carolina experienced the worst blizzard in history.
For those who endured the Storm of the Century, memories of the storm and the days that follow are a brutal reminder of the power of a colossal weather event – even when you see it coming. In total, at least 270 deaths across the east were attributed to the Storm of the Century, a.k.a. the Blizzard of ’93. Do you remember this event from just 27 years ago? Feel free to share your memories… our comments section is always open for discussion.