Thirty-five years ago we had 27 inches of snow. Today, the forecast for Hamilton and Wenham is for a slight chance of snow this afternoon with a high temperature of 26 degrees.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years since we were hit with the Blizzard of '78, but the stories will withstand the test of time.
On Feb. 6, 1978, the area was blanketed with more than two feet of snow - a record - with the added bonus of hurricane force winds. The storm began the morning of Feb. 6 and lasted through the following evening. It was a storm that was never really predicted to be this large, and yet from it one good thing came – we learned about emergency preparedness.
For those of us who were old enough to remember, the memories differ. On the Hamilton-Wenham Patch Facebook page this morning some people already started to share their memories. Bob Lassonde said he the driveway at his home on Main Street in Wenham was blocked when he got home and he rammed his Mustang as far as he could into a parking space next door. Paul Gamber Jr. said he recalls sledding off the roof of his two-story home.
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