Time Capsule: the New England Blizzard of 1978


Today is the 36th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978! Well, actually, three days can claim title to the anniversary because the blizzard lasted from the 5th to the 7th. It’s still the storm against which all other storms are measured. We’ve tracked down a few videos and links that offer a look back for the 40+ crowd or an interesting new view to those too young to remember.

The clips also offer quite the time capsule!

Here are some additional features:

Excellent Blizzard of ’78 photo gallery with pics from various places in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire – as well as a gallery of the famous 128 pile-ups and newspaper front pages of the time.

A special Boston.com report

Personal memories of the blizzard

The meteorology behind the blizzard of 1978