At least 30,000 utility poles fell, and more than 1,000 giant hydro pylons supporting the highpower transmission lines that run from northern. On january 7, 1998 40 wmsa radio was the only station on the air in st. Lawrence and franklin counties during the ice storm in upstate new york. December 2008 northeastern united states ice storm wikipedia.
The nashville, tennessee ice storm of january 29 february 1, 1951. Tom bowman, jefferson countys director of emergency management, talked to the poststandard the day after. Farther to the south, southern ontario and western new york, as well as much of the appalachian region from. Remembering the 1998 ice storm in upstate new york and. The january, 1998 ice storm took people by surprise, an unremarkable weather front that turned lethal when it stalled over the border country of northern new york and southeastern canada, dropping. Ice storm jan 510, 1998 44 people died, many from hypothermia. Northern new york battles ice damage the new york times. Ice storm in northern new york knocks out power for more than 17,000 national grid customers. Check out everything from new york state fishing spots to st lawrence golfing to bed and breakfasts, in canton. The storm was deemed the worst ice storm in a decade for new england and the most severe ice storm in 21 years for upstate new york. Northwestern texas ice storm of january 2224, 1940.
Ice storm warning for otsego county as the new york state court system continues to navigate the challenges presented by the covid19 pandemic, chief judge janet difiore and chief administrative judge lawrence k. The police in oklahoma reported 14 traffic deaths in the storm, which blanketed much of the state with sleet and ice, and there was a fivemile backup at the texas border on i35 this morning. January 5, 2008 today marks the 10th year anniversary of the 1998 ice storm that devastated parts of northern new england, northern new york and especially southeast canada from january 5th through january 9th, 1998. The ice storm is getting a little old at this time, 1998 0 0 1,212 views. Eastern new york and western new england are no exception with major weather events such as tropical storm irene, the mechanicville tornado of 1998, the february 2019 high wind event, and numerous blizzards including the latest of march 2017. Event overview a catastrophic ice storm and flood event struck northern new england and northern new york during the first two weeks of january 1998. January 20 marks the 15th anniversary of the devastating ice storm that struck our region in 1998. Marks announced on wednesday, the gradual return of judges and staff to courthouses in upstate counties that have met the governors established safety benchmarks. The storm had formed on january 5th, 1998 and dissipated january 10th, 199821. An unseasonably warm winter crashed to a halt with an ice storm that left much of saratoga county without power. An intense lakeeffect blizzard hit upstate new york, and the national weather service warned that travel could be dangerous and impossible for the region.
This storm was bizarre in that it threw large objects several feet while small items were left untouched. 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 new york to central maine in the. National guard is sent to aid ice storm victims upstate the new. But it could be argued that nothing will ever compare to the ice storm which struck the north country in january 1998.
N january of 1998, a series of ice storms blanketed northern new england and new york with up to three inches of ice. The turmoil caused by that natural disaster is still felt in many local communities today. After hitting 91 degrees on april 17, albany had its. The storm was deemed the worst ice storm in a decade for new england2 and the most severe in 21 years for upstate new york. Cnn utility crews scrambled saturday to restore power to more than 3 million people in upstate new york, northern new england and parts of canada after a nasty ice storm caused what maine gov. August 14, 1996 runyan calls this the costliest storm. Forestland covers 40 million acres of this region, and 17 million acres of those forests were damaged by the storm. Governor cuomo directs storm response assets to prep for. The storm affected upstate new york, northern new hampshire and vermont, and most of maine. Surprise capital region snowfall brought recordsetting.
Number of hours with freezing rain at albany, ny 19302001 average 19. Upstate ny scientists study damaging ice storms by. North country of new york state from north of sevey corners. The ice storm of 1998 was one of the worst natural disasters in canadian history. The winter of 188788 is the 2nd snowiest on record for albany with 110. National guard is sent to aid ice storm victims upstate. Observations list observations map regional observations. The december 2008 northeastern united states ice storm was a damaging ice storm that took out power for millions of people in those regions. Light snow began around 3 pm on sunday the 11th, accumulating to near 3 inches by midnight. This storm stands as the 3rd greatest snowstorm for december and is one of the greatest ever for albany.
The last major ice storms were in december 2008 and january 1998 before that. An ice storm is a type of winter storm characterized by freezing rain, also known as a glaze event or, in some parts of the united states, as a silver thaw. The worst 25 snowstorms in the northeast in the past 60. The documents below were created following the 1998 storm and exhibit the powerful effects of this sort of weather event.
Lawrence seaway, local businesses, relocating to new york state s north country, and the latest st. River observations map river forecasts map river forecast centers. It was the most costly natural disaster in canada ever and environmental canada concluded that this weather disaster affected more people than any other previous weather event in canadian history26. Baldacci said the storm is kind of a mini version of the epic ice storm of 1998. Ice storm climatology in eastern new york and western new england john s. Statewide, 231,000 gallons of maple syrup was produced in the 1998. Looking back on the 1998 ice storm 20 years later cbc news. Monster storm to smash australia bringing damaging winds, snow, thunderstorms and the coldest weather of the year. Obituaries death notices newspaper obituaries online. One of the most devastating ice storms happened in portions of northern new england, upstate new york and southeastern canada jan. In this weeks blast from the past, we go back to 1998, when people were dealing with the aftermath of the ice storm. The northeastern ice storm 1998 effects on the forests and people of maine, new hampshire, new york and vermont pdf. The storm raised heavy controversy over the slow return of power, as at the storm s peak as. In 1998, one such storm left millions of people without power and caused.
Ice loves coco, which was first broadcast in 2011, follows the 54yearold rapper and his new wife and model, coco austin, 33. National weather service defines an ice storm as a storm which results in the accumulation of at least 0. A big noreaster dumped snow from west virginia to maine, saving its biggest amounts for upstate new york, where up to 4 feet fell in a single day. Residents of watertown, ny, who are used to heavy snows and frigid temperatures, are. Part five of the fivepart series on the ice storm of 1998 0 0 1,146 views. I recommend north american ice storm of 2008 since it lines up well with the 1998 one and we know theres not going to be another one in 2008. The january, 1998 ice storm took people by surprise, an unremarkable weather front that turned lethal when it stalled over the border country of northern new. July 15, 1995 watertown city, new york, and surrounding areas, suffered severe wind and water damage in the early am hours. December 2008 northeastern united states ice storm. The ice storm of 1998 was the worst ice storm in canadian history. The worst ice storm in american history caused billions in.
Heavy rain associated with a warm moist airmass overspread a shallow but dense layer of cold air producing ice accumulations in excess of three inches. One of the most deadly and most devastating american winter storms in recent memory was the great ice storm of 1998 which lasted from january 5 through january 9. New york times subscribers enjoy full access to timesmachineview over 150 years of. The north american ice storm of 1998 was a massive combination of five smaller successive. Australias east coast will be hit with a monster storm. This is video footage i took during the 1998 ice storm from my home in orleans, just east of ottawa, ontario. Lakeeffect snow, coldest night on capital region horizon. Governor cuomo directed state agencies to predeploy winter storm response assets on saturday in preparation for potentially hazardous driving.
Staats said an estimated 380,000 taps were lost in northern new york as a result of the storm. From 1982 to 1994, ice storms were more common than blizzards in the u. The worst ice storm in decades paralyzed wide sections of western and northern new york state yesterday, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and shutting down businesses, schools. One of the more recent may snowstorms outside the rockies was on may 18, 2002 in upstate new york. Residents of watertown, ny, who are used to heavy snows and frigid temperatures, are astonished at the scope of damage wrought by huge ice storm that has paralyzed much of upstate. Northeast is still reeling from ice storms economic punch. Lawrence county chamber offers information on tourism in and around the st. Twenty years on, residents remember 98 ice storm news nny360.1253 557 43 889 1089 1128 505 505 227 481 560 1413 741 503 86 294 1164 714 778 1278 851 557 1090 787 734 30 1043 532 250 883 589 989 228 541 718 1511 308 626 747 826 1455 1122 1366 102 902 546