Sorry I missed the official anniversary by a few days, but the Great Blizzard of 1978 struck the Great Lake State thirty years ago on January 26. Snowdrifts ten-feet high. Winds howling at 60 miles per hour. Barometric pressure lower than most hurricanes. 125,000 stranded vehicles. More than 20 dead in Michigan alone.
On the bright side, we all got out of school for a few glorious days, and snow-fort construction reached an all-time high. And it inspired some flawless documentary filmmaking: