24. The Super Bowl Blizzard

Photographer: National Weather Service

Year: January 1975

Location: Midwest & Southern U.S.

Casualties: 58

As the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings got ready to play in New Orleans for Superbowl IX, their Midwestern hometowns were innundated by one of the area's worst-ever storms. As snow pounded the Northern border area, the same weather system helped dozens of tornadoes rip through the South. Homes were rearranged into junk heaps, like this tangled pile in St. Clair County, Alabama.