While we just dodged a significant mid March storm by only about 200 miles there have been plenty of times we weren’t so lucky in March. March has a long track record of producing some of the most significant storms. Today for example marks the anniversary of one of the most historic storms to ever impacts our region. On this day in 1993 what has been dubbed the “Superstorm” or “Storm of the Century” was barreling up the East Coast. It spread snow from Georgia to Maine, caused millions of power outages and for me personally was a large building block in my lifelong love for meteorology. It doesn’t end there, in 1888 a storm known as the “Great White Hurricane” brought impacts to this region that make the Superstorm of 93′ look like a snow squall. A blizzard raged for 3 days, dropping up to 60 inches of snow that was whipped into 50 foot snow drifts by winds up to 80 MPH. The temps dropped so quickly before the storm that birds were reported to be falling from the sky. People exited their houses from second and third story windows while others were confined to their houses for over a week. If a storm of this magnitude was to impact the northeast with all of today’s infrastructure, we would truly get a glimpse of the wrath of nature and the lion that March can be. It is the clashes that occur between winters final grips and springs aggressive push that can create these epic storms. This is why you never count winter over before March has had its turn. By all measures I think we can all agree that we have only had lambs so far this month and if anyone says otherwise they’re “lion”.