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1977 Natural Disasters: Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, Independence Day Derecho of 1977, 1977 Vrancea Earthquake, Tuve Landslide [Perfect Paperback]

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Sept. 15 2010
Chapters: Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, Independence Day Derecho of 1977, 1977 Vrancea Earthquake, Tuve Landslide, 1977 Andhra Pradesh Cyclone, 1977 San Juan Earthquake. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 40. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Blizzard of 77 was a deadly blizzard that hit Buffalo, New York, and surrounding area from January 28 to February 1, 1977. Daily peak wind gusts ranging from 69 to 46 mph (111 to 74 km/h) were recorded. (National Weather Service Buffalo Office 2006a). Weather conditions during the months prior to the blizzard allowed the blizzard to have the impacts that it did. November's, December's and January's average temperatures were below normal. Lake Erie froze over by December 14; an ice-covered Lake Erie usually puts an end to lake-effect snow because the wind can not pick up moisture from the lake's surface, convert the moisture to snow and then dump it when the winds reach shore. Lake Erie was covered by a deep, powdery snow; January's unusually cold conditions limited the usual thawing and refreezing, so the snow on the frozen lake remained powdery. The drifted snow on roadways was difficult to clear because the strong wind packed the snow solidly, almost like a form of cement. In addition to the roads becoming impassable, motorists had to deal with vehicles breaking down. In the hardest-struck areas, snowmobiles became the only viable method of transportation. In Western New York and southern Ontario, snow which was accumulated on frozen Lake Erie and snow on the ground at the start of the blizzard provided ample material for the high winds to blow into huge drifts. The combination of bitter cold, high winds, and blowing snow paralyzed areas affected by the storm. Lake Ontario does not freeze over, which meant that northern New York had to deal...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=925835

Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: Books LLC (Sept. 15 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1156109671
  • ISBN-13: 978-1156109670
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.9 x 0.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 73 g

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