In 1983, Nebraska Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild

This year’s winter hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park for us in Nebraska. A snowstorm just blew through, in fact, creating blizzard conditions and a big snowy mess for a lot of us. As rough as it’s been for some parts of Nebraska, this winter is nothing compared to 1983.

Winter did, of course, eventually end. Temperatures finally climbed above zero nearly three months after the unusually cold weather began. Most of the low temperature records set that year have remained in place after all these years.

Did you live in Nebraska during the insanely cold winter of 1983? How did you deal with the extreme weather? Tell us about it in the comments!

Nebraska has definitely seen its share of harsh winters and awful storms, but the blizzard of 1949 was one of the worst. Read about it here.