This Advocate & Democrat picture from March 1993 shows the snow piled high in Sweetwater,
as people try to dig out from the blizzard. This week marks the 20th anniversary of one of the
worst snowstorms in East Tennessee history.
|Published: 8:51 AM, 03/13/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
In recent years snow has been a rare
sight in Monroe County and there are probably quite few junior-high
age children who don't know how to make a good snowball.
But there is one snowstorm that
residents who are old enough to remember will never forget--the "Blizzard of 1993." The storm of all storms dumped at least 15
inches over much of Monroe County with snow totals higher in some
areas and snow drifts that were measured in feet at some locations.
The snowstorm 20 years ago began on a
Friday (March 12) and did much of its piling up in the overnight
hours. Monroe County residents awoke that Saturday morning to
frightening sounds and sights, particularly the thunder snow. While
the sight of lightning and the sound of thunder while it snows is not
uncommon to the Plains States, it was unheard of to many in Monroe
Country until that day.
But this was no ordinary snow.
See full story in the Wednesday, March 13, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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