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The Most Incredible And Extreme Winter Storms Around The Globe

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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
The Most Incredible And Extreme Winter Storms Around The Globe
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Woman Leaving Store After 1966 Blizzard
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Sweeping across the Eastern United States and up into Canada, the North American Blizzard of 1966 led to incredibly low temperatures.

Snow Piled Outside House 1966 Blizzard
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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.

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