1940 Blizzard

On this date in 1940, a blizzard affected most of Iowa from February 8-10. Snow fell across most of the state from late on the 7th into the 9th with strong winds blowing and drifting the snow for several days afterward making travel nearly impossible. The highest reported storm total snowfall amounts included 6.5 inches at Fayette and Indianola, 8.2 inches at Storm Lake, and 9.5 inches at Algona.

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