News 12 Then: The snowstorm of 1988

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Antsy for a real snow this winter?

We just marked the 30th anniversary of one of the biggest storms to hit our area.

On January 7th, 1988, Chattanooga got 10.2 inches of snow in a storm that swept from Oklahoma to North Carolina.

The Carolina mountains got up to 16 inches, but 10 fell in a band including Scottsboro, Trenton, LaFayette, Ringgold & Cleveland.

It is the second highest snow fall in the scenic city in modern history. (18.5 in March, 1993 was the big one)

And this was a powdery snow, not very icy… great for snowballs.

We have pulled a couple of videos for you from the 88 Storm.

The first looks at truckers trying to make it through Chattanooga.

The second is a combo report featuring several reporters. But the most fun video is at the end at the 3:00 mark.

Of course, that five years later, the Blizzard of 93 would make us forget about this one!

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