Saturday, July 18, 2020

From the archive: 1995 microburst

Twenty-five years ago, on July 15, 1995, a crazy storm hit the Adirondacks.

We posted this 2011 story from the Almanack archive on the anniversary of the microburst on Wednesday, and readers chimed in with their own memories of the storm:

Here’s another one from 2009 about the storm, also known as the Great Adirondack Blowdown:


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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and runs her own New York State Women owned Business-Enterprise Bootstrap Communications, which includes digital marketing, strategy and design. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and a cat.

One Response

  1. JohnL says:

    My family and I were in a hotel in Lake Placid that night. The thing I remember most about the storm was on the drive home the next day. Route 30 from Tupper Lake to Long Lake was one gigantic blowdown, with more trees down than I had seen in my entire life before the storm. Absolutely unreal. That’s it!

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