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When was the Ice Storm in Washington state?

When was the Ice Storm in Washington state?

November 19, 1996
Read more about the November 19, 1996, Ice Storm from the National Weather Service office in Spokane, Washington.

What was the worst Ice Storm ever?

The worst ice storm in the history of Nashville, Tennessee, known as the “Great Blizzard,” began on Monday, 29 January 1951 and ended on 1 February, causing a complete shutdown of transportation in Nashville for two days.

Where did the 1998 Ice Storm hit?

The North American Ice Storm of 1998 (also known as Great Ice Storm of 1998) was a massive combination of five smaller successive ice storms in January 1998 that struck a relatively narrow swath of land from eastern Ontario to southern Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Canada, and bordering areas from northern …

Where did the 1998 Ice Storm hit the hardest?

Quebec turned into a crystal wonderland when freezing rain turned to ice, but that ice took down trees and power lines, depriving millions of electricity. The storm killed 35 Canadians, making it one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history.

Has Washington State ever had a blizzard?

The January 2012 Pacific Northwest snowstorm was a large extratropical cyclone that brought record snowfall to the Pacific Northwest in January 2012.

Does Washington state get snow?

Snow is rare, but winter temperatures can easily dip into the 20s and 30s (-6° to -1° C) at night. Annual rainfall in the greater Seattle area is about 37 inches (94 cm).

How much is a lot of ice accumulation?

Half an inch of ice can add as much as 500 pounds to a power line, and damage can begin when accumulations exceed a quarter of an inch.

How much ice will cause power outage?

Disruptive ice storms are typically an ice accumulation of ¼ of an inch to ½ of an inch. During these storms, there can be power outages and sagging or breaking tree limbs. The most dangerous ice storm is the crippling variety.

How did the 1998 ice storm affect people?

Thirty-five individuals died and five million more — including my family — were left without electricity in the middle of winter, some for more than a month. More than 600,000 people were forced to live in shelters, farmers lost more 300,000 animals and the impact on our infrastructure was staggering.

What part of Washington state gets the most snow?

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Washington

Rank City Snow (Inches)
1 Mead 50.0
2 Airway Heights 48.5
3 Fairwood Cdp (Spokane County) 45.1
4 Spokane 44.9