The Great Blizzard of “78”, Remembering its Fury

| November 5, 2017 | 6 Replies

Blue Hill Observatory invites you to a special event to commemorate the Great Blizzard of 1978. It will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Granite Links Golf Club in Milton from 11 to 3 P.M. Featured speakers will include Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service, Bob Thompson, Meteorologist-in-Charge, NWS Boston and several local broadcast meteorologists who were on air during the blizzard- Harvey Leonard, Bob Copeland & Barry Burbank.

This was a remarkable weather event that took many lives and closed down most of Southern New England for over a week-

“When the storm began moving into eastern Massachusetts on the afternoon of Feb. 6, thousands of people were freed from their jobs so they could get home safely. But the wind-blown snows began falling at well over an inch an hour, and soon the occupants of some 3,000 cars and 500 trucks became stranded in rapidly-developing snowdrifts along Rt. 128. Fourteen people would die from carbon monoxide poisoning as they huddled in their snow-trapped vehicles.”  (Boston.com).

Click on the image above to view our invitation to this event.

Tickets may be purchased using our on-line-store “Square” by CLICKING HERE. Ticket prices are also listed at the Square store.

Payment for tickets may also be made by:

Credit Card: Call Don McCasland at 617-696-0562 (E-mail:dmccasland@bluehill.org),
Check: Make check out to Blue Hill Observatory and mail to P.O. Box 187, Readville, MA 02137,

 For additional questions or information, please contact Charles Orloff, corloff@bluehill.org or call 508-776-1879.

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  1. Bob and Patti Colombo says:

    We are interested in the Blizzard of ’78 event. We do not see the price of tickets on the website detailing the information. Please advise. Thank you.

    • Mike Iacono says:

      Thank you for the comment. I have added a line to the post clarifying that the ticket prices are listed at the Square store page. Follow the link in the post to Square to see the prices, though payment can still be made in any way you prefer from the listed options.
      Mike

  2. Jack Guinan says:

    I may be blind, but no where does it show the price of the tickets!

    • Mike Iacono says:

      Jack,
      Thank you for the comment. I have added a line to the post clarifying that the ticket prices are listed at the Square store page. Follow the link in the post to Square to see the prices, though payment can still be made in any way you prefer from the listed options.
      Mike

  3. Barney Beard says:

    I wrote a poem many years ago commemorating the great blizzard of ‘78:

    Beware of winds, from the northeast,
    The snow flies wild, in a drunken frenzy.
    Like a crazy, panick-strickened beast
    Smothering voids, indescriminately.

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