October Snowstorm of 1987 Turns 30
Thirty years ago today, almost all of the Capital Region shut down due to a huge, surprise snowstorm. October 4, 1987 brought you and I as much as 20 inches of snow – a storm nobody was prepared for. Check out some old images and video, now thirty years old.
Thirty years ago today, Mother Nature brought us an unexpected, huge snow storm! October 4, 1987, the Capital Region was stunned with up to 20 inches of snow. As we stand at thirty years to the day, check out some great photos I dug up, as well as a video from CBS 6.
Just a few weeks into the new school year and months away from expecting to see a single flurry, I woke up on a Sunday morning to see a foot of snow in the front yard. Cable was in its infancy. The Internet wasn’t around. Smartphones would seem like magic. The only way to know that a snowstorm was on the way would be to watch the local news the night before. Of course, for me, I was probably too concerned with Werewolf on Fox that night before. Waking up that Sunday morning meant one thing: Snowman time. As a young lad, I didn’t realize that my parents had no heat, power, or were concerned about traveling to work. Looking back, I can appreciate the hand-cooked toast over the stove, blankets (forts) that sealed each room to preserve heat, and the help rolling snowballs that kept me entertained as there was very little to do so indoors. Snowstorms can be a hassle as an adult, so it’s fun to look at some of the fond childhood memories when there wasn’t a care in the world when the October skies dropped a yard full of fun.