The Most Incredible And Extreme Winter Storms Around The Globe
1 North American Blizzard – US and Canada (1966)
- January 29 – February 2, 1966
- Maximum snowfall of 102 inches (260 cm) in Oswego, New York
- Maximum wind speed of 100 mph (160 kph)
- 201 people died
Sweeping across the Eastern United States and up into Canada, the North American Blizzard of 1966 led to incredibly low temperatures.
Many people froze to death, while others died in fires while trying to heat their homes. Much of the other deaths stemmed from people over-exerting themselves in an attempt to shovel the snow.