April 6, 1997 |
All winter long, the monster snow sat, 109 inches of it, the most in memory, congealing in backyards like enormous albino hedgerows and sprouting like whalish toadstools in shopping mall parking lots. Trudging inside 8-foot-high tunnels carved out of sidewalk slush, desperate Dakotans wondered if the worst snowfall on record would ever melt away. Now, in the first flush of a Great Plains spring, they worry it is melting too fast.
August 23, 1993 |
Heavy rain on the already saturated Sandhills region caused street and basement flooding Sunday in the center of Nebraska. "The town hasn't had a flood like this in 50 years," said Gary Heilbrun, assistant volunteer fire chief. "Some old-timers talk about running canoes down Main Street. But I've been here since 1978, and it's never been like this." More than two inches of rain fell in about 30 minutes in Anselmo, a valley town of 200 people near Broken Bow, Neb., Heilbrun said.
August 23, 1992 |
The Pioneer League game between the Idaho Falls Gems and Butte Copper Kings was suspended in the seventh inning Saturday because of snow. "It was 88 degrees yesterday, so I'd say, yes, this was unusual," said Mark Ruckwardt, Butte's general manager. "Just another crazy day in minor league baseball, I guess." Skies were overcast at the start of the game at Alumni Coliseum, which is at an altitude of 5,800 feet in the Rocky Mountains.