29. The Cleveland Superbomb

Photographer: C.H. Pete Copeland

Year: January 1978

Location: Midwest

Casualties: 100

Though it did not receive as much attention as the New England Blizzard of the same year, Cleveland's Great Blizzard hit Ohio like a bomb. Meteorologically speaking, it was - a weather bomb is considered the worst kind of winter storm, mixing the deadliest aspects of a blizzard and a hurricane. The state was paralyzed and declared a state of emergency. The Ohio National Guard compared the effects to those of a nuclear attack.