The School Children's Blizzard in Nebraska. This blizzard was known more for its high winds and severely cold temperatures and wind chills than large snow accumulations. At Omaha, 4.0" snow fell. High winds blew previously fallen snow and the light powdery snow that fell during the storm into drifts of up 20 feet in places. According to the January 1888 issue of Monthly Weather Review, there was a brief period of "blinding" snow that create visibilities so low that "one could not see across the street when a bright light was on."