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Ken K. in NJ

Hi Rob. Thanks for working on this, fascinating reading. I wasn't aware at all of the storm of February 1920, but from your description I knew it must have been quite a big deal. Indeed, the NY Times had headline coverage for 3 days running. Plus, they did a look-back one month later (3/7/20) coming to the conclusion that the impact was worse than the Blizzard of 1888. One of the main problems was that the post-war economy was doing so well that the "Department of Street Cleaning" had trouble hiring anybody to do emergency snow shoveling.


I had a feeling from the weather stats that this was quite a storm and, like you, I was surprised that I had never heard mention of it before. This is what I think the storm we had in March was supposed to be like (but not lasting nearly as long). I'll have to read the Times articles you mentioned. Thanks Ken.

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