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Jesse Russel

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The term snowburst was coined in the 1960s by Prof. Robert Sykes who taught meteorology at SUNY Oswego, in northern New York. He used the term to describe a snowstorm that occurred December 7-11, 1958 in Oswego, New York. This particular storm dropped almost 6 feet of snow on the city including 40 inches in 24 hours. It was commonly referred to as "The Blizzard of '58" which was an inaccurate title, as the storm was not accompanied by high wind and the snow fell straight down. Another Blizzard of '58 occurred earlier that year in February across Oswego and Onondaga counties. This storm was an actual blizzard due to the high winds, blowing snow and cold. 26.1" of snow was measured at Syracuse N.Y. and drifts reached 20 feet in Oswego County.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: Jan 6th, 2013
  • Pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 7.67in - 2.31in - 0.35lb
  • EAN: 9785511811895