In 1983, Nebraska Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild
Winter in Nebraska is rarely easy, and some years, between the ice and snow and bitter cold, it’s downright dangerous. As rough as winter usually is here, no winter has compared to that of 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.
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As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.