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January 30

posted Apr 30, 2014, 7:09 AM by   [ updated Apr 30, 2014, 7:19 AM ]
1883 On January 30, 1883 snow began to fall and temperatures plummeted across the state. The storm lasted 3 days and newspapers reported 12 inches of snow at Rawlins, 2 feet of snow at Fort Laramie and in Southwest and Central Wyoming, and 10 foot drifts near Point of Rocks. Trains were snowbound and livestock isolated. According to a report issued by the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security "Old timers claim the blizzard of 1883 was the worst they ever had."