69 Years Ago, Pittsburgh Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In History
By Beth Price-Williams|Published February 12, 2019
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
We, Pittsburghers, know a thing or two about blizzards. In fact, snow – no matter how deep – doesn’t scare us. Nor does the cold and the ice. Need proof? Unless the roads close due to bad weather, Pittsburghers will venture out, going about our normal routines. And, we’ve all seen (or maybe we are) Pittsburghers wearing shorts when the snow is waist-deep. Today, let’s journey back to 1950 when Pittsburgh experienced its worst blizzard in history, at least to date.
Do you agree that the Appalachian Storm of 1950 was Pittsburgh’s worst blizzard in history? Or, do you think another warrants that title? Let us know in the comments! Then, click here to read about the Blizzard of ’93.
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