WEATHER EVENT THAT CHANGED LIVES

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2020.-


🖊 WEATHER HISTORY 📸 ONLYINYOURSTATE

THE KNICKERBOCKER STORM


Named after the Knickerbocker Theater in Washington, D.C. that collapsed during the blizzard, this storm affected most of the northeastern states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. It’s estimated that about 22,400 square miles of land were affected by the storm, many of them receiving two to three feet of snow, with temperatures lingering around 20°F.

With the snow building up quick, it’s no wonder that a roof collapsed during the storm, but unfortunately it was the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater, which was the biggest and newest movie theater built in D.C. at the time and was always crowded with movie-goers. More unfortunate is the fact that the collapsed roof caused 98 deaths and more than 133 injuries as the balcony and brick walls buried people alive.

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