This Week in Pittsburgh History: The Storm of the Century

Watch video from when Pittsburgh experienced its largest single-day snowfall in history.


Meteorologists described it as a hurricane of snow.

On Saturday, March 11, 1993, snow began falling shortly after midnight. By the end of the day, Pittsburgh had recorded 23.6 inches of snow, the largest single-day snowfall since such records began in 1948.

Despite the storm’s ferocity, the city managed to host its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. With the exception of snowplows, the parade was one of the last things that were able to move. It would be days before the city dug out and nearly a week before schools could resume classes.

In 2018, KDKA TV looked back at what was called the storm of the century.


Learn more about the city’s past at The Odd, Mysterious & Fascinating History of Pittsburgh Facebook page.

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