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Storm Warnings Issued on 25th Anniversary of Blizzard of ‘93

Precipitation forecast for March 12.
National Weather Service
Precipitation forecast for March 12.

Forecasters say up to 8 inches of snow could hit parts of West Virginia.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning Monday for the southeastern corner of the state.

The warnings were issued for Mercer, Monroe, Summers and Greenbrier counties. Forecasters say up to 5 inches of snow are expected in general with locally higher amounts likely.

The warnings come on the 25th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1993.

That storm on March 12 through 14, 1993, dumped at least a foot of snow in each of West Virginia’s 55 counties, brought high winds and wind chill readings well below zero. The storm stranded an estimated 4,000 motorists on state roads. Thirty-four inches of snow fell in Randolph County and nine people died statewide.


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