The Most Impressive Snowstorms of the Viewing Area On Record

November 15th, 2012 at 6:29 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

I am working on this, still………………This is a good warm-up.  This is a great paper from March 1930 detailing how a major winter storm in December of 1929 here affected Texas first with record snowfall.


8 Responses to “The Most Impressive Snowstorms of the Viewing Area On Record”

  1. Tom says:

    Hi Chad! I have a long list of Snowstorms that I will put on here tomorrow. I have pictures of the big snow of Dec. 1929. The storm of Wed. December 18, 1929 came after over a week of constant cloudy weather. It was the worst snowstorm since 1918. I have a lot of interesting stories about the snowstorm of Dec. 1929, that I will talk about later.

  2. Chad Evans says:

    That would be GREAT Tom!

    You are a true expert on this & it is a real blessing to have your expertise on this blog!

    Thank you Sir! I look forward to hearing this!


  3. Tom says:

    You are the expert Chad! Your knowledge of historical weather is the best. The information you put on here is amazing.

  4. Tom says:

    The Big snow of Wednesday December 18, 1929. After over a week of constant cloudy weather without even a glimpse of the sun, and nearly daily rains, the weather grew colder on Tuesday night and by morning the persistent rain had turned to snow. From 4:30pm Dec. 17 to 4:30pm Dec. 18, 14 inches of snow fell and from 4:30pm Dec. 18 to 4pm Dec. 19 another 6.5 inches of snow fell. Most people in Lafayette didn’t have any idea what was coming.

  5. Tom says:

    People got up Wednesday morning Dec. 18, 1929 and went to work and school. About 70 students of the Montmorenci school spent the night in homes there and 13 boys slept in the school. 16 students and 8 teachers of Klondike spent the night at that school. At Wea school 30 students and 4 teachers spent the night at that school. Some buses started out and got stuck in the snow and children had to spent the night at nearby farm homes. Schools were to close Friday for the holidays but the vacation started early for some students.

  6. Tom says:

    People in the deep South also felt this storm. Light flurries were reported as far south as Apalachicola Florida. The Apalachicola weather bureau said the snow was the first in that town’s history. New Orleans saw its first flurry in more than a quarter of a century. Georgia and Alabama also saw snow. An electrical storm preceded the snow in Greenwood, MS.

  7. Tom says:

    A funny story about the storm of December 18, 1929. In downtown Michigan City, pedestrians were startled when several articles of women’s undies swept past them in front of a cold wintry blast. The garments were part of a window display from a department store in which a large plate glass was blown out.

  8. Tom says:

    A Funeral Party and corpse were caught in the Dec. 1929 storm. Newton Trickey, 88 died Monday and was to have been buried Wed. in Rainsville cemetery and was still not buried Saturday. The funeral party got stuck in the snow and they all had to spend a night at farm homes and after walking more than five miles, finally got back to the city 24 hours later.

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