And You Thought This Winter Was Hell?
Sure, we had bone-chilling temperatures and record snowfall. But that was nothing compared with these monster storms, among the worst in U.S. history.
Feb. 5, 1887
Snow rarely falls over the Bay Area. So when it did come in 1887, locals seized the moment by building a trail down Haight Street and learning to toboggan.
Green Bay, Wis.
Dec. 31, 1967
Pigskin fanatics will always remember the "Ice Bowl," which pitted the hometown Packers against the Dallas Cowboys. Lambeau Field was so cold that it earned a new nickname, the Frozen Tundra.
Feb. 12, 1899
The "Valentine's Day Storm" hit Baltimore: snow clogged the streets, making it impossible for dairy wagons to make their way. Homeowners protested the Milk Famine with MILK WANTED signs.
Jan. 5-Feb. 16, 1912
The Great Cold Wave of 1912 was one of the worst in D.C. history. Ice formed on Chesapeake Bay, but congressmen left their hearths long enough to admit New Mexico as the 47th state. …