Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Ohio Snowstorm – January 23, 1963
Early morning temperatures that day ranged from 8 to 16 degrees above zero. A low of zero degrees for that night was predicted.
The photo depicts some prankster's little joke: offering snow-covered Lakeview Park beach for sale via a real estate sign.
It must have been a rough winter so far, as the five inches of snow that fell on Lorain County during that storm made it the second big storm of that season, according to the article.
According to one article, "Snow accumulations on city streets during the night were taken care of immediately by the street department crews." Boy, do I miss those days in Lorain.
There's something else to be nostalgic about here. Did you see the price of the Journal back then? Seven cents!
I also miss the look of the paper back then. I like the type fonts; they really defined the personality of the paper for decades. Plus, really large headlines were reserved for big news stories like this.