It was this week back in 1996 that the Jersey Shore was hit with one of the worst winter storms the area has ever seen, the Blizzard of 1996.

Twenty three years ago this week, the Jersey Shore was dealing with a blizzard that blanketed the Jersey Shore with snow that was measures in feet, not inches. It all happened between January 6th and the 8th that year.

The snow totals were hard to comprehend throughout Monmouth & Ocean Counties, ranging from 10 to 30 inches of accumulation. The Turnpike was shut down for a time, and the area came to a halt.

The Bubble sports training facility at Rutgers collapsed from the weight of the snow, according to nj,com. The Parkway was an ocean of snow, and people from Marlboro to Point Pleasant and beyond found it hard to open their front doors from the inside.

It was one of the worst January snowstorms the Jersey Shore has seen and the memories of it will not be forgotten any time soon.

So, obviously, this week is no stranger to snow at the Jersey Shore, and the potential for snow this weekend already has the area on edge. Stay up to date on the latest information on this weekend's weather with Dan Zarrow's updates.

Next in our series. we will focus on the historically bad February we endured in 2010.

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