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Pictures From The 1993 Blizzard

| 9:00 pm March 12, 2008 | Comments (12)

These are all photos taken during, or just after the Blizzard of 1993, from various parts of Alabama. Thanks to everyone for scanning these shots and sharing them (no digital cameras 15 years ago!)…

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  1. Ashley says:

    I wish we could have that snow again! I was 9 and remmeber it a little. I remember I lost my boot in it and our dog found it 3 days after it had melted lol!

  2. KAREN HAYNES says:

    I REMEMBER THE 1993 BLIZZARD.MY MOTHERINLAW AND MY AUNT POLLY AND MYSELF WENT TO WALMART AT OXFORD.WHEN YOU WALKED IN THE DOOR THERE WERE SHIRTS HANGING THERE TO BUY ABOUT THE SNOW. I SAID LOOK AND THERE WAS A SHIRT HANGING THERE WITH PART OF IT FOLDED BACK WHEN AUNT POLLY READ IT IT LOOKED LIKE IT SAID AND THIS IS THE WAY SHE SAID IT THE LIZARD OF 93.WE ALL LAUGHED SO HARD ABOUT THAT SHE HAS DIED SINCE THEN FOR CHRISTMAS THAT YEAR I BOUGHT HER A LIZARD PIN.NEVER IS THIS EVER MENTIONED ABOUT THE SNOW THAT I REMEMBER HOW SHE READ THE SHIRT AND ALWAYS GET A GOODWELL NEEDED LAUGH.THANKS GOD BLESS YOU JAMES,KAREN HAYNES MUNFORD AL.

  3. coolbreeze says:

    That storm really blew up as it got to Alabama. I was living in Jackson, MS at the time and we barely got a dusting of snow. We were all unhappy that all the snow went east. BTW, I watched the video and wondered why with all the lightning around why were reporters standing out in the open. I guess looking for their “Dan Rather” moment.

  4. kevin says:

    What format are the pics? I haven’t been able to view pics on here for a week.No idea why.

  5. Alex D. says:

    Hey James,
    I was five years old when the super storm hit and one of the scariest things I remember was green lightning late at night. What causes green lighting ? Does it happen only in a snow event? I also heard that thunder snow only occurs in the late night. Is this true?

  6. Greg says:

    I too, have several war stories about the weekend. I think though that the thing I remember most is the total isolation and how that made me realize just how good we really have it. On Saturday night the power had been out for 24+ hours, the roads were still covered in 1-2 feet of snow, the cell phones had been out for hours, and then finally the batteries on the landline telephone remote office died and so all phone service in the area was out. If you needed help, you could not call, could not get out, and no one could get to you. Thankfully, God was merciful and we did not need any help that night, but I have always remembered that total isolation and the small taste of what life was like before electricity, phones, and quick, easy travel.

  7. Vic says:

    The pics (slide show) also quit working for me the other day, and I’ve heard others say the same thing. The player goes through the motions, but no pictures are shown. Sometimes it shows thumbnails at the bottom with blank spaces where pics are missing, and sometimes even the thumbs don’t show up.
    Alex, I’ve seen lightning with snow during the day on at least two occasions.

  8. Glenn says:

    i was 17 when the blizzard of 93 hit. i remember the weather men said at first it was just gonna be a few inches, but as the day went on they said it was gonna be a little more, then little more. luckily me and my mom and dad went to go buy groceries,and luckily my mom used to can and had canned vegetables from our garden the previous summer. i remember bout few days into the blizzard our power went out,and i all i had to do was sit at glass door and watch the snow.and even tho i hated school i could’nt wait for blizzard to be over to go back to school even tho i love snow. but u know how teenagers r when they cooped up…lol. they r like i can’t stand this anymore!!! no tv, i gonna scream!!!…lol. my family lived on sand mountain, where the snow was really deep. we lived on what was a dirt road at that time and even after it melted our road was so frozen that it just turned to mush when u tried to drive on it,so we was out of school for almost 2 week cause of that. i can rember fun memories too! i remember making a snowman with my brothers and sister,and remember my mom making snow cream. its funny how a storm like that can bring a family together where ur stuck together and in the midst of it u grow closer,and know they will always loved you. i am now 31,and little older than 17 now, but i will always remember the blizzard of 93 as a time of beauty, togetherness,and fun in the snow!!! i wish kids today could see one snow like that, they would love it!

  9. BB says:

    I definitely remember the blizzard of ’93…my son was born 3/12/93. As we were leaving that morning to go the hospital it had just started spitting snow. By the time my son was delivered at 9:26 PM, there were mounds of snow outside!!! We got to enjoy the snow from the warm comfort of a hospital bed!!!

  10. Lisa Maddox says:

    I remember it well.I was 26yo and worked at Woodland hospital in Cullman alabama THe national guard could not even get to me upon Lacon mountain! I had no heat or electricity…I had one candle I held my hands over it, and a battery charged radio with one talkshow I listened to for company. I literally nearly froze to death, no joke. Finally the last of 4 days, I sat in my truck in garage, with gas hand on E, with heater on, 45 minutes later, the power came on! Praise God!

  11. kay says:

    I was 12 during the 1993 winter storm my mom and papa was alive then, we had to load up and go to by older brothers house cause we were total electric and lost power and had no heat but a kerosene heater in our kitchen .it was so deep the snow came almost leave with the bottom of our porch .sadly my papa passed in may of the same year .

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