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November 10-13, 1940
Armistice Day Storm
Lyman County (South Dakota). Snowfall totals included: Collegeville, MN: 26.6"; Huron, SD: 4.6"; and, Minneapolis-St. Paul: 16.8"

Source: Library of Congress (Photographer: John Vachon)

News account: "Near-zero weather [near zero temperatures] accompanied the blizzards in some zones [in the Midwest]... Snow continued to fall heavily in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, the Dakotas, and Minnesota and Wisconsin [on November 12] and many roads were made impassable by drifts."

Source: "Storm Spares City as Nation Suffers," The New York Times, November 13, 1940.
Draper, South Dakota

Source: Library of Congress (Photographer: John Vachon)
Draper, South Dakota

Source: Library of Congress (Photographer: John Vachon)
Watkins, Minnesota

A special thanks to John McNab for the above photo
Hibbing, Minnesota

A special thanks to John McNab for the above photo

Murdo, South Dakota

Source: Library of Congress (Photographer: John Vachon)