Remembering Yesteryear: 100 Year Anniversary of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, “White Hurricane”

Remembering Yesteryear: 100 Year Anniversary of the White Hurricane

Great Lakes Storm of 1913

The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, referred to as the “White Hurricane,” was an extratropical cyclone created when two storm systems merged. The storm had winds of 90 mph and impacted the Great Lakes between November 7 and November 11.

The result was 19 ships sunk, more than a dozen others stranded and more than 250 sailors killed. Twelve of the sunken ships lost their entire crews.

Cleveland saw a lake-effect blizzard that dropped 22 inches of snow, most of it in one day, and left the city powerless for days after. Damage estimates for the Cleveland area were about $3.5 million, or about $85 million now.

Source: WLWT-5 NBC Cincinnati

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Video: 100 Year Anniversary of the White Hurricane

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Great Lakes Storm of 1913

 

Great Lakes Storm of 1913

 

Great Lakes Storm of 1913

Great Lakes Storm of 1913

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