October Snowstorm of 1987 Turns 30

Sherry Jennings

Sherry Jennings

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.

Sherry Jennings

Sherry Jennings



Sherry Jennings

Sherry Jennings




About Monte

I love sports, fantasy sports, fantasizing about sports and sporting fantasies. Currently host the afternoon show on 88.3 http://www.wvcr.com/Programming.asp - check out my Facebook https://www.facebook.com/monte.jennings.5#!/pages/Monte/220290668108028 or twitter @MonteJenningsJr I pay people handsomely to update my status for me. I'm far too popular and important to handle my own updates.

Posted on October 4, 2017, in Local Stuff and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: