(WHDH) Wednesday marked 35 years since the infamous Blizzard of '78, and the possibility of another big storm is bringing back some bad memories for some -- but much has changed since then.

On Feb. 6, 1978, people weren't warned of a blizzard. At the time, a "Snow Watch" was issued; a relatively common warning in New England.

Predicting wasn't easy though; there were no fancy computer models, no computers at all.

"If you walked into a weather office, it was a very classic sound; the click-clacking of teletypes," said Bob Thompson, National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service predicted six inches of snow, but New England got walloped: 25 inches in Boston -- some places got three feet of snow.

Sounds familiar to forecasts this week? Well there are some similarities, but don't expect the same outcome.

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