Blizzard Blitz

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Boston is closely watching weather forecasts today as flakes start falling in a “potentially historic” winter storm, and water coolers everywhere are abuzz with nostalgic nods to the infamous (around here) Blizzard of ’78.

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Boylston Street, via Blizzardof78.org

A Pennsylvania girl myself, the blizzards of 1993 and 1996 comprise most of my memories of snowpocalypse, so I found myself doing a bit of digging for photos of Boston after its infamous storm. These are some favorites.

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Christian Science Center parking meter, via Blizzardof78.org
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Harvard Square, via Blizzardof78.org
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Quincy, via Sister72
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New Chardon Street (left) and Beacon Hill, via Blizzardof78.org
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Downtown Crossing, via Boston Globe
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Downtown Crossing, via Maverick Philosopher

Stay warm, fellow Bostonians, and stay safe! Since I moved to the city, I’ve struggled with a false sense of security during severe storms, since power outages and lack of running water were more common occurrences during storms in my childhood in the middle of nowhere, and required far more preparedness. Just remember: snow melts back into water if you bring it inside, and will keep perishables cold if left outside, too. Check your flashlight batteries, find your emergency radio, and don’t forget to grab some beer to pair with Blizzard TV Bingo! See many more photos at Blizzardof78.org.

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