"A GREAT STORM IS UPON MICHIGAN"
THE GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1978!
The Great Storm
"The most extensive and very nearly the most severe blizzard in Michigan history raged throughout Thursday January 26, 1978 and into part of Friday January 27. About 20 people died as a direct or indirect result of the storm, most due to heart attacks or traffic accidents. At least one person died of exposure in a stranded automobile. Many were hospitalized for exposure, mostly from homes that lost power and heat. About 100,000 cars were abandoned on Michigan highways, most of them in the southeast part of the state."
More on the storm in surrounding areas can be found here.
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Bill Deedler -SEMI_WeatherHistorian