Where were you in 1978 ?
- We had a blizzard that year, the Ford Fairmont, and the dumbest
weather song of all time. The week of Feb 7th also marked the 33rd anniversary of The Blizzard of 1978. (Where were you?) Phil Paleologos and I reminisced and took some calls on WBSM. The underlying theme throughout the show from callers was how everything came to a stand still the day after. Privately owned vehicles were banned from the streets. The only way to get food and provisions was by snowmobile or foot, and that?s if the store was even open. The Blizzard caused over $2 Billion (in today?s dollars) in damages and killed over 100 and injured over 5,000. Winds reached 85 MPH and gusted to over 110 MPH in the blinding snow that seemed to go on and on for more than 30 hours straight. Locally, Fairhaven and New Bedford reported 26 to 30" of snow that was on top of a prior snow storm a couple of weeks before that dumped close to a foot.
The year that brought us a blizzard, also brought about some man-made disasters like the Ford Fairmont, the worst weather related song of all time: ?Someone Left The Cake Out In the Rain? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaZim6ybvdA, A failed attempt by a guy (Country Bill White) "buried alive" behind radio station WBSM to break a world record, John Travolta - Saturday Night Fever, and Animal House (which I liked). 1978 was just another year that helped