79 Years Ago, Minnesota Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In History
As a deep freeze settles in here in Minnesota, with a shot of heavy snowfall to boot, it’s easy to think that this is the worst winter ever. But this season, while brutal at times, pales in comparison to many winters in the past. The state of Minnesota keeps records on all sorts of winter statistics, from heaviest snowfalls to longest cold stretches. They don’t have a record of the official worst winter, but there’s one that we think is a likely contender. Read on to learn about Minnesota’s worst blizzard in history, which happened nearly 80 years ago.
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Did you know about the 1940 Armistice Day Blizzard? What have been the worst blizzards of your lifetime? Let us know in the comments below!
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected] or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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