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Ask Todd: '93 blizzard weather pattern

11:28 PM, Mar 5, 2013   |    comments
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Charlotte asks, "What was the weather pattern like for the March blizzard of 1993?"

Next week is the 20th anniversary of that storm. It dumped heavy snow across most of the eastern US earning the title "The storm of the century."

Knoxville saw about 15 inches of snow, and our weather pattern leading up to that storm was very different from what we're experiencing now.

Beforehand, temperatures were very mild, and we had tornadoes just a few weeks before. An EF-3 tornado killed one person in Lenoir City and left behind more than $2 million in damage, and an EF-2 tornado caused damage in Maryville. Dozens of people were hurt.

After the tornadoes, it started to get a lot colder with a strong disturbance from Canada leading up to the blizzard.

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