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The 1950 snowstorm was in a class by itself

February 7, 2009

If someone were to ask the question, "what was the biggest snowstorm to hit Elkins?" most people would say "the blizzard of March 1993". That massive snowstorm blanketed most of eastern United States. Snowshoe recorded 44 inches of snow from this storm.In the snowstorm of November 1950, Pickens reported 57 inches of snow. That was the highest amount of snow from anywhere within the area of this storm. Snow started falling in West Virginia in the early morning the day after Thanksgiving for most of the state. I was only six years old, and my mother would not let me go outside to play in the snow that first morning for disciplinary reasons. I had to go outside in the afternoon when she sent me on an errand. The next day or two, I was out for a few minutes, but I did not enjoy myself because it was just too cold, windy, and the snow was too deep.



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