Let’s see, we had 21 inches here in the NW suburb of Baltimore on this and it’s more an inconvience. Having lived in IL-IA-MI I’m used to it. Valentine’s day of 2004 we had 24 inches.
Biggest storm that I remember was the ’78-’79 in the Quad Cities area (IL-IA). We had 2-18 inch snowfalls within a week of each other. The Jan ’79 blizzard was so bad that the State shut down I-80 and had to rescue folks off of the interstate with snowmobiles. The drifts of 30+ inches of snow that had fallen along with 20-30mph winds were enough for them to just plow the exits closed and keep folks from travelling. Then to add a thrill the temps dropped to the -20’s.
It gets so to be hilarious here in Baltimore when they forecast two to three inches of snow, Schools are cancelled in anticpation. The run on the supermarkets is hilarious.
The 5 essentials are sold out almost immediately.
2. Toilet Paper
These 5 seem to be universal at least on the southern end VA-NC-TX when any kind of snow storm has been predicted when I’ve witnessed those in my travels.
Although when I lived in Hawaii in the 60-70’s, whenever there was a longshoremen strike the runs would be on Rice, Toilet Paper and other items that were shipped over to the Islands. But also back in those days there weren’t any live events on the TV, everything coming over a week later via plane. Except that the ’69 Moon Walk was live.