Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

THE BLIZZARD OF 1949

Impact Of Kimball's Mega-Storm Affected Train Passengers, Others From Near & Far

The blizzard started Sunday, January 2, 1949. The morning was a cold chilly morning. By Sunday night the blizzard was raging in full force. On Monday morning the temperature had dropped to five below zero and had stayed there all day,

On Monday, January 3, the wind was raging up to 60 miles an hour, blowing snow into tremendous drifts. The snow was so heavy that you could only see up to ten yards in town and a few feet in the country.

About 11 p. m. on Tuesday, the storm was beginning to subside. By Wednesday morning, the sky was clear. More than 300 railroad passengers and tourists were getti...

 
 
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