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#1475922 - 16/11/2018 12:39 Great Blizzard of 1949:
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Hello Folks:

Just ran across a wonderful documentary (YouTube; produced by Wyoming PBS) about the Great Blizzard of January 1949 & the impacts of it in Wyoming. 4 US States were impacted (over 193,000 square miles/over 500,000 square kilometers).
As per the weather records site: For January 1-31, 1949 just in Wyoming:
*214 Daily Record Low Minimums were Broken or Tied (the lowest temperature was -46F/-43.3C at Border 3N, Wyoming on the 24th)
* 110 Daily Snowfall Records Broken or Tied (Most Daily Snow was 30"/76.2CM at Colony, Wyoming on the 4th)
*57 Daily Snow Depth Records Broken or Tied (Most Snow on Ground was 47"/119.3CM at Snake River, Wyoming on the 1st).

The ferocious & incessant winds blew the snow into amazing depths; one area in Antelope County, Wyoming had a snowdrift of 30FEET/9.1M--which didn't melt until June! Everything in the impacted area (farms/towns/cities/highways/railroads) were brought to a standstill. One remote Wyoming ranch was snowed-in for 9 weeks!
Just in Wyoming; 17 people died, along with 55,000 head of cattle & around 150,000 sheep.

To see documentary (just over 57 mins. in length), Please see:

For forecast maps/analysis, Please see:

Kind Wishes & Take Care~~~Wet Snow

#1482550 - 24/12/2018 12:36 Re: Great Blizzard of 1949: [Re: Wet Snow]
ozthunder Offline
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Registered: 23/09/2001
Posts: 3302
Loc: Mt Warrigal, NSW, Australia
I will take a look, you can almost imagine a few of them events in a row and you may have snow laying in valleys and hollows into summer.
Michael Thompson


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