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Photos by Fritz Rethage    ·   Posted January 29, 2004

Snow Storm

It had snowed several times in January for totals of about 6 inches, which when followed by a frigid, sub-freezing cold spell that rendered "winter's delight" into an icy and hard packed treacherous base for this snow storm.  Media panic ensued.

Snow began falling at about 8 p.m.on Tuesday evening, January 27, 2004, and by 4 a.m. the next morning, the area was blanketed with about a foot of snow. As most people were home and with school/work delays and cancellations -- road crews were able to effectively clean the streets during the night.  It should be noted that despite the storm, our DPW did pick up recycling Wednesday morning.

On Thursday night, the DPW removed the curb snow along The Boulevard.

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Before the storm began, the ground was already covered with hard packed snow and ice.

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Despite the snow, our DPW did pick up recycling that morning.

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The snowman "was".

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The walk in front of the High School had yet to be cleared.

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The letter box at the Municipal Complex.

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The bench at The Boulevard and Madison.

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The Fire Department asked residents and businesses to keep fire hydrants cleared of snow.

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Giant snow covered wreath was still festive.

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Clearing the main entrance at the Municipal Complex.

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Clearing walkways along The Boulevard.

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The final snow totals were broadcast when the storm was over.

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Winter Snow Storms ...

:   Plowing Circle Christmas Day 2002
DPW plowing The Boulevard December 6, 2003 [1][2]
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, 2005
Scenes Around Snowy Heights January 23, 2005

March Blast   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 4-5, 2001
       Around Town Photos January 2001
Holiday Snow Storm Dec. 30, 2000  [Photos][Woodland Park]
  1999-2000 -- First Snow of the Century Jan. 20, 2000
[Photos][Woodland Park]


Early Storms
Big pre-December 10th snowstorms since 1949
Measurmeents at Newark Liberty Airport
Source: NE Regional Climatic Data Center, Ithaca, NY

Dec. 5-6, 2003 15.9
Dec. 3-4, 1957 13.3
Dec. 5, 2002 8.0
Nov. 22-23, 1989 5.7
Dec. 2-3, 1952 4.8
Dec.8-9, 1958 4.5
Dec. 5-6, 1985 3.7



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