The Big One! A Review of the March 1993 Storm of the CenturyEntry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00484
Abstract: A Review of the March 1993 Storm of the Century is a technical report available from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The geographic area is the eastern United States, especially the Atlantic coastal states; northeastern Mexico; Cuba; and southeastern Canada. This technical report, prepared by NCDC's Research Customer Service Group, describes the great U.S. winter storm of March 12-15, ... 1993. The 1993 storm has been called "The Storm of the Century", "The Blizzard of '93", or "The Big One!". The extratropical storm was characterized by hurricane-force winds, tornados, record snowfalls, record low temperatures, major social disruptions, property damage, and loss of life. To find similar U.S. winter storms in history, one has to look back to 1888 and then to 1717. This publication includes a brief summary of the blizzard, a comparison of this and the 1888 storm, and also observational data from various stations that were affected.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: The Big One! A Review of the March 1993 Storm of the Century
Dataset Release Date: 1993-05-14
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: National Climatic Data Center
Data Presentation Form: documentOnline Resource: http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodn...
Start Date: 1888-03-12Stop Date: 1993-03-15
ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TORNADOES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > PRESSURE ANOMALIES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID WATER EQUIVALENT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
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DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-18
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