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January 30

posted Apr 30, 2014, 7:09 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 3:00 PM by State Library ]
1883 On January 30, 1883 snow began to fall and temperatures plummeted across the state. The storm lasted three days and newspapers reported one foot of snow at Rawlins, two 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."