The area was blanketed with more than 20 inches of snow as part of the Blizzard of 1993 which hit the area on March 13. I thought we should look back at this momentous weather event in light of the anniversary and of the forecast of a massive snowstorm for tomorrow.
Saturday, March 13 — The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Scranton was postponed because of the storm that was barreling up the East Coast.
Sunday, March 14 — Governor Robert Casey declared a disaster emergency, which closed all the state highways and airports.
Monday, March 15 — The storm left some 21.4 inches of snow breaking a previous record set in January 1964 that left 21 inches. Also in Pittston, a devastating fire took place that claimed the lives of two firefighters, John Lombardo and Leonard Insalaco.
Hope you are enjoying the warm weather,