... On this date in weather history...
In 1987, a winter storm hit the south central United
States. Oklahoma was hit especially hard as Oklahoma
City was buried by 8 inches of snow, their highest total
since 1948. Snowfall totals in Oklahoma ranged up to 13
inches at gage with drifts 5 feet high. Roof collapses
across the state resulted in around $7 million damage.
In 1857, a winter storm swept the East Coast as
temperatures fell to near zero from Virginia northward.
Around 1 foot of snow buried much of the region.
Richmond Virginia was cut off from Washington D.C. For a
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Issued: 6:00 AM CST Jan. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service