'Blizzard '78 After Action Report' cover   Save
'Blizzard '78 After Action Report' cover
Description: The "Blizzard '78 After Action Report" was issued by the office of the Adjutant General of Ohio and describes the efforts of the National Guard during the Blizzard of 1978. In January and February 1978, a series of three storms hit the United States Midwest or the Northeast. These storms were some of the most severe winter events to occur in recent history, and collectively are known as the Blizzard of 1978. The second storm found Ohio in its path. From January 25 to 27, between one and three feet of snow fell across Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Winds averaged between fifty and seventy miles per hour, creating snowdrifts as deep as twenty-five feet. With temperatures already hovering near zero, the wind chill was deadly, reaching sixty degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Over seventy people died in this storm; fifty one of the victims were in Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06866
Subjects: Ohio. National Guard; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Blizzards
Places: Ohio