More than 300 people were killed, and schools were shut down for days in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
FLASHBACK: NJ Burkett reports from Long Island in 1993
Ironically, the storm happened over March 13th - March 15th, the same days as a major winter storm is set to hit the Tri-State area.
According to AccuWeather, some of the highest snowfall amounts were:
Syracuse, New York: 42.9 inches
Beckley, West Virginia: 30.9 inches
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 25.3 inches
So why was the storm so powerful? AccuWeather explains that it was because it became very intense rapidly, and a record low pressure similar to a Category 3 hurricane was recorded.
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