A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck North Dakota In 1888 And No One Saw It Coming
By Leah|Published February 02, 2017
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
After experiencing winter in North Dakota, most people know that the weather can be somewhat unpredictable. It could be sunny and just a bit chilly one minute and then a whiteout in the next. This seems especially true as the season goes on and we think it is finally getting warmer and closer to spring. Such was the case over a century ago on January 12, 1888, a year before North Dakota was even an individual state. The frigid winter was finally seeming to warm up and everyone was enjoying the nicer temperatures on a seemingly clear day. What they didn’t know was that within hours, that day would become known as the day one of the worst blizzards to ever hit the midwest occurred.