From The Vault: High school football in snowstorm

WCPOPublished: October 26, 2017
Published: October 26, 2017

Covington Catholic and Scott played during a surprise snowstorm in the Cincinnati area on Halloween Eve, Oct. 30, 1993. When it ended on Sunday, there were 6.2 inches on the ground, marking the first White Halloween on record in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The 5.9 inches of snow on Saturday was a record for a single day in October. The next day, the coldest high temperature for Halloween - just 36 degrees – kept a lot of trick-or-treaters home. A popular activity was building a snowman with a pumpkin head. UC held its homecoming football game in a driving snowstorm. A Boy Scout camporee in Loveland that attracted 4,000 scouts from around the Midwest went on as scheduled, with many scouts sleeping outdoors in tents and testing the scouts’ motto: Be prepared.

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