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The Blizzard of 1978: The 40th Anniversary

Join the Warwick Historical Society for a presentation on the Blizzard of 1978 on Tuesday, February 27 at 7 p.m.


Forecasts predicted 8 - 16 inches of snow from a slow-moving storm that reached Rhode Island during the morning of February 6, 1978. By sundown on February 7, parts of Rhode Island were reporting 4 - 5 feet of snow and drifts up to 27 feet, and the state was shut down.


If you’re wondering why the bread aisle is emptied before every Rhode Island snowstorm, this is the reason. Come to remember and discover new stories about the winter storm the Ocean State will never forget.


This event is free and open to all. Drop in for a fun time.

Cars Struck in Snow on the Interstate