40th Anniversary: Groundhog Day Storm of 1976

40th Anniversary: Groundhog Day Storm of 1976

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The Groundhog Day Storm of 1976 caught everyone by surprise. But it's impact has been long lasting in terms of the memories it still generates. In 2016 we look back at the event from 40 years ago, and also changes there has been since.

In Yarmouth's south end buildings belonging to the Sweeney Fishery interests were demolished.

FROM OUR PAST: Remembering the Groundhog Day Storm

February 02, 2016 - 14 h 21

I recall waiting for the school bus that Monday morning, Feb. 2, 40 years ago on a normal-looking day. Overcast. Nothing out of the ordinary.

By the time the storm was kicking into gear two...

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FROM OUR PAST: Remembering the Groundhog Day Storm