Chapter 2: Winter Storms and Blizzards


The Knickerbocker Snowstorm of 1922

D.C. Area Blizzards and Snowstorms

1) Wintry Precipitation Types
2) Ice Storms: Slip-Sliding Away
3) The "Alberta Clipper"
4) Nor'easters: Winter's White Hurricanes
5) Nor'easters: Setting the Stage with Cold High Pressure to the North
6) Nor'easters: A Favorable Jet Stream
7) The Jet Stream
8) Nor'easters: A Storm is Born!
9) Slight Storm Track Changes Can Have Huge Implications!
10) Dreaming of a White Christmas? Better Head North and West!
11) The Blizzard of 1888
12) The Blizzard of 1899: Washington's "Snow King"
13) The Taft Inaugural Snowstorm of March 4, 1909
14) The Knickerbocker Snowstorm of January 27-28, 1922
15) The Collapse of the Knickerbocker Theatre's Roof January 28, 1922
16) The Snowstorm of December 17, 1932
17) The Snowstorm of January 23, 1935
18) The Blizzard of February 7, 1936
19) The Snowstorm of January 23-24, 1940
20) The Spring Snowstorm of March 29, 1942
21) The Early Season Snowstorm of November 6, 1953
22) The Snowstorm of December 4, 1957
23) The Snowstorm of February 15, 1958
24) The Snowstorm of March 19-20, 1958
25) The Kennedy Inaugural Snowstorm of January 19, 1961
26) The Ash Wednesday Storm of March 5-7, 1962
27) The Blizzard of January 29-30, 1966
28) The New Year's Day Snowstorm of 1971
29) The Presidents' Day Snowstorm of 1979
30) The Snowstorm of January 13, 1982
31) Air Florida Plane Crash
32) The Snowstorm of February 10-11, 1983
33) The "Double Whammy" Snows of January 22 and 25-26, 1987
34) The Veterans' Day Snowstorm of November 11, 1987
35) The Great Sleetstorm of February 10-11, 1994
36) The Blizzard of January 7-8, 1996
37) The Ice Storm of January 14-15, 1999
38) The Unusual Snowstorm of March 9, 1999
39) The Nor'easter of January 25, 2000
40) Slush Funds -- A History of D.C. Snow Management