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The White Hurricane of 1913 Really WAS The "Storm Of The Century"

November 8, 2013



The deadliest storm ever to hit the Great Lakes happened one hundred years ago this month. The White Hurricane of 1913 lasted for five days, killed more than 250 people, sank or stranded almost 40 ships, dumped feet of lake effect of snow, and caused more than $5 million in damage—that would come to more than $100 million today. Paul Gross is a meteorologist and weather historian at WDIV-TV. He tells WDET's Pat Batcheller how the storm formed. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

Learn more about the Great Lakes storm of 1913 from the National Weather Service.