In 1936, South Dakota Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes Last Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild

It’s the middle of October and already temperatures are falling below freezing and snow is hitting the ground… and literally none of us are surprised! While South Dakota falls and winters (and springs… and sometimes even summers) can get downright frigid, there is one time in history that stands out as being the worst of all:

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While winter weather is already on everyone’s minds, there is one thing for sure: there is no beating this extreme time in American history (at least, we hope there isn’t). Did you or someone you know live through winter 1936? Tell us about it in the comments! You can also compare winter 1936 with other historically harsh winters by clicking We Will Never Forget These 10 Horrific Winter Storms That Have Gone Down In South Dakota History.