Weather History

One of the most powerful winter storms in the last century pulverized the Middle Atlantic States on this date in 1922. The famous "Knickerbocker" storm immobilized the city of Washington, D.C. on January 28, 1922, producing 28 inches of snow in 32 hours. The heavy snow caused the roof of the Knickerbocker movie theater to collapse killing 96 persons.


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