The snow stopped trains, buried houses, and threatened millions of head of cattle in four states. The Blizzard of 1948-49 staggers the imagination.
During a warm September and October of 1948, farmers brought in an outstanding harvest of corn, wheat, and soybeans. Storm of the Century – the Blizzard of 1949 – The Worst Storm In Wyoming History. Actually not a single storm, but a series of storms, it began in November 1948 and continued uninterrupted into February 1949. The Air Force launched Operation Haylift employing cargo planes to drop hay bales to hungry livestock.
Since Wyoming is part of my family heritage and members of my family perished in the blizzard, I was happy to read a well-researched, factual account of that January 1949 storm. It was the first in a series of blizzards giving no opportunity for ranchers and farmers to recover. Oppenheimer Ranch Project. This story exemplifies the American character. The Great Blizzard of 1947 was a record-breaking snowfall that began on Christmas without prediction and brought the northeastern United States to a standstill. The average snowfall for January in the counties of western Nebraska was 70 inches, and high winds created snowdrifts of amazing breadth and depth . Snowfall in parts of eastern and southeastern Wyoming measured up to 30 inches, with drifts 20 to 30 feet high. The Air Force launched Operation Haylift employing cargo planes to drop hay bales to hungry livestock.
Oppenheimer Ranch Project. It’s likely that you’ve lived through a few doozies, but no winter storm in Wyoming’s recent memory was quite as bad as the deadly storm of 1949. Snow drifts over tops of houses in the 15 to 20 feet high.
Paperback $ 13.95. No matter the adversity or the adversary we ‘get it done’. The storm was not accompanied by high winds, but the snow fell silently and steadily. The first storm would be followed by two more months of snow and bitter cold. However, the entire month of January was stormy. The storm paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada.
Just like the blizzard of 2013, the storm of 1949 led to the loss of thousands of cattle. Clip | 4m 10s | Video has closed captioning. Ship This Item — Qualifies for Free Shipping Buy Online, Pick up in Store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for in-store purchase.
The Blizzard of 1949. The "Blizzard of 1949" refers to a storm that occurred in the first week of January, 1949.
Blizzard of 1948-49: The worst winter ever By Pete Letheby ... , it snowed so much and so often that it's often remembered as the Blizzard of 1948-49, not the winter of 1948-49. ... Blizzard of the Blue Moon (Magic Tree House. The most significant blizzard in Wyoming history in terms of total human impact occurred from January 2, 1949 to February 20, 1949. The weather bureau predicted cloudiness and cold winds throughout the day, but little mention was made of snow accumulation. The author put together his account from personal interviews, letters and contemporary newspaper stories. Nov 21, 2017. The Great Blizzard of 1888, Great Blizzard of '88, or the Great White Hurricane (March 11–14, 1888) was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in American history. The snow stopped trains, buried houses, and threatened millions of head of cattle in four states.
Though a warm fall produced a bountiful harvest in the Great Plains, by November 1948 winter had suddenly set in.
Actually not a single storm, but a series of storms, it began in November 1948 and continued uninterrupted into February 1949. During a warm September and October of 1948, farmers brought in an outstanding harvest of corn, wheat, and soybeans. Looking Back: Blizzard of 1949 ... from Kansas City to help with snow removal and Koffend was the reporter who followed Henriette's experiences in blizzard country.
The blizzard started on Sunday Jan. 2, 1949 and proved the worst of the century. This film is a great primer for things to come.. Disasters – The Blizzard of ’49 The Great Plains states are known for severe winters, but the winter of 1948-49 was one of Nebraska's worst. Nov 21, 2017. This story exemplifies the American character. January 12, 2014.
Published Feb. 20, 1949. Cowboys share their tales of surviving a mid-century blizzard considered one of the worst to hit the northern plains.
S imilar to the Great Blizzard of 1888, the blizzard of 1947 was an unexpected visitor, ready to wreak havoc on the post-holiday calm that had settled over NYC. No matter the adversity or the adversary we ‘get it done’.
Disasters – The Blizzard of ’49 The Great Plains states are known for severe winters, but the winter of 1948-49 was one of Nebraska's worst.
The Blizzard of '49 tells the story of the worst series of storms in Wyoming’s history. Blizzard 1949 200. by Roy V. Alleman. Nebraska Stories: The Blizzard of 1949, 503.
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