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Photos by Fritz Rethage Postings starting December 5, 2003
Back-to-back Snow Storms
Movies: DPW plowing The Boulevard
afternoon of December 6 
If it seems like deja vu all over again .... see snow storm December 5, 2002.
A record-breaking snowfall blanketed Hasbrouck Heights with one storm on Friday followed
by a second storm on Saturday. Winds of between 25 to 30 mph and gusts of up to 40
mph created blizzard like conditions. By Saturday evening, 15.4" had fallen in Lodi,
12.5", in Little Falls and 11.7" in Hawthorne.
By Sunday morning, most towns had about 12 inches of accumulation. Ridgewood had 10 inches
of snow, Ramsey had 11 inches, Wayne measured a foot, and Cliffside Park, topped the
scales with 23 inches of snowfall over the two-day storm period. Total snowfall for Newark
Liberty International Airport topped out at 16.4 inches, according to the National Weather
Santa's arrival by helicopter at the Aviation Hall of Fame at Teterboro Airport scheduled
for December 6th was canceled. The December 7th HH Free Public Library's
"passing the last book" and ribbon cutting events were re-scheduled for December
14. The official tree lighting at the Circle was held December 7th -- as well as
Bill O'Shea's Florist's photo with Santa, and Heights Flower Shoppe's Grand re-opening.
At the height of the storm, the state Department of Transportation had more than 2,000
pieces of equipment deployed in an attempt to keep the roads clear. Spreaders dropped up
to 70,000 tons of salt and sand along state roads.
Source: The Record, Monday, December 7, 8, 2003
Department of Public Works
Depken Field looking from the press box area, across the field to Route 17
Winter Snow Storms ...
Movies: Plowing Circle Christmas Day 2002
DPW plowing The
Boulevard December 6, 2003 
HHFD Ladder Company responding to call Dec. 14, 2003 [900k]
Winter Said Hello February 12 2006
First Major Snow of the Season December 9, 2005
Presidential Surprise February 21, 2005
DPW Does A Great Job... Again! January 22,
Scenes Around Snowy Heights January 23, 2005
March 16, 2004
Snow Storm January 28, 2004
Snow Storm December 14, 2003
Back-to-back Storm Storms December 5-6, 2003
Blizzard '03 Feb. 17, 2003 Spring Surprise April 7. 2003
2002-2003 -- First snow Dec. 5, 2002 White Christmas 2002
2001-2002 -- Around Town January 20, 2002
2000-2001 -- The (Almost) Storm of Century March
Around Town Photos January 2001
Holiday Snow Storm Dec. 30, 2000 [Photos][Woodland Park]
1999-2000 -- First Snow of the Century Jan. 20, 2000
Big pre-December 10th snowstorms since 1949
Measurmeents at Newark Liberty Airport
Source: NE Regional Climatic Data Center, Ithaca, NY
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