In 1982, a blizzard impacted the northeast U.S. on April 6 and 7, dumping 1-2 ft of snow. This storm remains the record holder for storm total snowfall in April at Portland with 15.9 inches. There was more like 2+ feet at my house in Cape Elizabeth.
My eldest son was born late evening on April 5th. I was unable to leave the hospital on April 6th due to the blizzard conditions. I had gone to the hospital in a T-shirt, shorts & Docksiders with no socks (it was warm on the 5th). On the 7th, I went out and hopped around on one foot while I dug the 4 feet of plowed snow away from the drivers door with my left shoe. When I got to the end of my street, there was a 3 foot plow berm and I couldn't break through it. I ended up wading down to my house in thigh-deep snow, then used my ancient Craftsman model 18 to make a path back up the street to my car after I changed into more appropriate clothes.
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