Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

 
 

By Tim Nolting
Columnist 

The Schoolchildren's Blizzard Of 1888

Across The Fence

 


This past week has been one of unseasonably mild weather. With temperatures having been in the above average range of upper thirties and lower forties, our light jacket days came to an abrupt halt this past Friday when a well-predicted cold front barreled through the panhandle. Heavy, moisture-laden fog drew a grey curtain over the early morning sunrise and settled in a frozen layer of slick mist on every exposed surface. As crystal flakes began to fall, a gusty northwest wind whipped the flurry of snow into a brief, but threatening blizzard. Drivers slipped and slid on unexpected black ice...



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