November 12, 2000 |
Temperatures plunged well below zero and combined with blowing snow, sending residents across the Rockies and northern Plains scrambling for wool sweaters and parkas. The mercury in thermometers in Casper, Wyo., hit 19 degrees below zero, shattering the town's record for the date of zero degrees, set in 1995. Parts of North Dakota also stayed in the single digits, and icy temperatures dipped as far south as Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa.
November 5, 1993 |
A winterlike storm stretched from the northern Rockies across the northern Plains on Thursday, lashing the region with heavy snow and strong winds. The storm had dumped up to 10 inches of snow on the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming by the afternoon, weather officials said. Elsewhere, four inches of snow fell at Grand Forks, N.D., and at Thief River Falls and Bemidji in Minnesota. Walker, Minn., reported six inches of snow.
April 9, 1997 |
Thousands of volunteers piled sandbags Tuesday in a desperate effort to hold off rising rivers across the flood-ravaged northern Plains. Record-low April temperatures created dangerous ice jams on swollen waterways and froze flood waters around and inside homes, cars and anything else caught in the overflow. In Wahpeton, a city of 10,000 about 50 miles south of Fargo, residents scrambled to plug gaps in dikes that had been purposely breached to allow trapped flood waters to flow out.
April 15, 1986 |
An intense snowstorm Monday interrupted spring in the northern Plains. With snow more than a foot deep, record cold and winds gusting up to 90 m.p.h., North Dakota state workers got the day off, classes at scores of schools were canceled and travelers were stranded. Five people died when their plane crashed in blizzard-like conditions in Nebraska, and one traffic death was blamed on the weather. A motorist was missing in South Dakota. "We have a raging blizzard here.
February 1, 1985 |
Subzero cold and snow Thursday stretched from the northern Plains to the East Coast, closing schools and making driving hazardous. About three inches of snow stalled traffic in Washington, D.C., shutting schools and keeping buses off clogged side streets. "We've got 40 to 50 trucks out spreading abrasives on all city streets," district traffic engineer George Schoene said. "The major streets are down to wet pavement and slush, especially in the major flow directions.
December 19, 1996 |
Snowbound cross-country bus passengers whooped and hollered for joy Wednesday as westbound Interstate 94 began opening to traffic after a two-day blizzard. But going east, toward Fargo, the highway remained closed by snowdrifts and blowing snow as the blizzard moved into Minnesota, closing more roads there. And police wouldn't let anyone drive out of Marshall, Minn., where trucker Tom Leesch had been stuck in a motel since Tuesday morning because of the blowing snow.