25 years ago: Remembering the 1993 superstorm

Remembering the 1993 Superstorm, 25 years ago with 5 feet of snow in parts of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – No words can really describe the meteorological phenomenon that hammered the entire east coast 25 years ago. The 1993 Superstorm, or better know as the “Storm of the Century,” created a huge footprint of snow from Alabama to Maine and severe storms and tornadoes across Florida.

It was a perfect storm of sorts where the Gulf of Mexico rapidly turned an area of low pressure to a monster. Also, cold air in place along the entire East coast helped to shape what turned out to be a historic event.

With so much snow lined up, the highest total that topped all lists came here in Tennessee. In East Tennessee, just outside of Gatlinburg, an impressive 60 inches of snow fell on Mount Le Conte. That much snow created so many problems, not only for travelers, but with many people trapped.

In Middle Tennessee, there was quite a sharp cut off from the plateau to Nashville. Music City only managed 2.8 inches of snow.

Data: National Weather Service

While east of Interstate 65, towards Jamestown, snow drifts reached 10 feet high.

Image From: National Weather Service


History 25 years ago. For this winter season, it appears our final snow occurred on Monday. Not the same story for New England, as yet another blizzard is paralyzing folks up there.