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Post by docstox12 on Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:15 pm

54 years ago today, the snowstorm that cemented my interest at age 10 of Meteorology, and especially snowstorms, began on this day Dec 11.

The day started off cloudy and cold , temp maybe 32.The clouds were thickening as the morning and early afternoon wore on as I checked the sun gradually disappearing.Around 2 or 3 ,the first flakes began to fall.The snow was light to moderate from 3 to about 7, maybe an inch on the ground.My Sister and I watched the annual showing of "The Wizard of Oz" that night, a Sunday, and I checked outside the window every 15 minutes or so to see the snow getting heavier and blowing around the streetlamp.There must have been 5 or 6 inches by 10 PM.During the night, in bed, the winds began howling! By dawn, 20 inches had fallen in Fort Lee NJ and we were off 2 days from school! Temps plummeted into the single digits on the night of the 12th.It was an amazing, perfect snowstorm and I've been hooked on them ever since,LOL!
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Post by docstox12 on Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:20 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8Kq7MLpM9o

Check out those cars! I remember them all on the road in 1960!
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Post by Frank_Wx on Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:29 pm

Terrific story Doc! Thanks for the video as well

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Post by docstox12 on Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:33 pm

Glad you enjoyed it Frank.As you well know, once you get Meteorology and snowstorms in your system, it's a lifetime commitment!
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Post by keliza52 on Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:35 pm

I think I remember this storm. I am from Levittown, LI. I was ten and if I remember correctly my father and I climbed out one of our high windows to take a walk on top of the snow. We shared a Hershey bar and I was so happy to have him all to myself for a little while. Dad passed away 5 years ago and I thank you for bringing back a wonderful memory.

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Post by docstox12 on Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:50 pm

I'm happy that it brought back a great memory of your Dad, Karen.

My Father and I took the family 1954 DeSoto to the gas station as the snow started on the 11th to get the "snow tires" put on.Lost my wonderful Dad in 2004.

You brought that back to me reminiscing about your Dad.Remember Bob Hope's theme song?....."Thanks for the memories...."
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Post by keliza52 on Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:50 pm

I'm glad you have good memories too! We had a 1954 Chevy two tone, not sure of the model, at 64 my memory isn't always that quick. (Although I consider myself a young 64) We used studded tires and if I'm not mistaken Dad sometimes put on tire chains. That was the only time we heard him use obscenities! And of course, Bob Hope was part of our childhood. Have a great night and let's hope for some new snow storm memories!

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