Photos: Remembering the 1979 Winter Without Mercy

Photos: Remembering the 1979 Winter Without Mercy

From the The Big Story: Where were you during the Quad-Cities blizzard of 1979? series

Our recent winter storm pales in comparison with that nasty winter of 1978-1979. Forty one years ago around this time, the Quad-City region with hit with another fierce snowstorm. On this date in 1979 the National Weather Service recorded an official snow depth of 28 inches. And that was before snowblowers were commonplace. Oh, my aching back!

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