Which snowstorm was the worst in U.S. history?
Called the “Storm of the Century,” the worst snowstorm in U.S. history occurred in March 1993, when heavy snow blanketed most areas of the East Coast, with several states seeing record snow falls. Every airport on the East Coast closed at some point during the storm. At its height, the stormy blizzard stretched from Canada to Central America, but its main impact was on the eastern United States and Cuba. As much as 50 inches of snow fell in North Carolina and Tennessee, and $2 billion in damages were attributed to the storm, and over 300 people died as a result. The storm also spawned tornadoes, heavy wind gusts, and other severe weather. The Great Blizzard of 1899, which occurred in the northeastern United States in February of that year, is also considered among the worst. And the greatest snowfall in one day happened between April 14 and 15, 1921, at Silver Lake, Colorado, where more than 75 inches fell.