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Superstorm 1950 with David Call

  • By AMS Staff
  • Apr 3, 2023

In this webinar, David Call explores the impact of Superstorm 1950, the greatest simultaneous blizzard, ice storm, windstorm, and cold outbreak of the twentieth century. This historic weather event set records for multiple hazards, including snow, ice, flooding, wind, and cold temperatures, and its impact went far beyond meteorology, affecting society in complex ways related to race, class, and gender.

David Call dives into the history of Superstorm 1950 and its far-reaching effects, from weather forecasting to Ohio State football to government tax policy. This riveting account of one of the greatest disasters in US history also serves as a warning of what may come if global climate change is not addressed.