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Remembering the Blizzard of 1993


BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - If you lived in the Two Virginias in 1993 -- and are old enough -- you likely have memories of the massive blizzard that dumped several feet of snow on our region in March of that year.

With the 20th anniversary of that historic storm upon us, WVVA News invites you to share your memories.

You can participate by leaving your comments below, or by sending us photos from 1993 to

WVVA staff members will also be sharing their memories. Those that were here 20 years ago were snowed-in at the station for days!

Many viewers and former WVVA staff members have also been sharing their stories with WVVA News and WVVA Weather on Facebook.

We have also dug up (no pun intended) some of our 1993 coverage of the storm from the WVVA Archives, which you can watch in the video player above. Pardon the fashions.

Snow began falling on the morning of Saturday, March 12, 1993, and didn't stop until several feet covered roadways and vehicles across the Two Virginias.

About 24 inches were recorded in Bluefield, 30 inches in Beckley and around 44 inches at Snowshoe -- one of the highest totals in the U.S.

The 93 Superstorm affected approximately 40 percent of the nation, or about 100 million people in 26 states.

The storm spawned everything from storm surges to tornadoes, and of course, crippling amounts of snow.

Where were you during the Blizzard of 93? Tell us below!

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