That’s when Pittsburgh saw four seasons of weather pushed together in a two-week period of time in the middle of January.
weather and seasons
Remember our story about the trolley that was hit by a bolt in 1950? Alda Grazer Arnold was aboard that car and she told us her story.
How the lightning bolt hit in the 5 a.m. hour on May 5, 1950 (or 5-5-50) in front of the Old Post Office Building at Smithfield Street and Fourth Avenue.
The first stories from national news agencies, some of which were printed in our pages, focused on the devastation not of New Orleans, but neighboring Mississippi.
Damage and death toll were the highest in Pennsylvania, with more than $2 billion in losses and 50 fatalities.