Spring blizzard moves into region


April 15, 2022

Tandi Jesperson

The spring snowstorm that moved into the area early Tuesday morning brought some welcome moisture but also posed a threat to livestock. Still, the gusty winds and frigid temperatures didn't stop some area kids from taking advantage of a snow day and playing outside on Wednesday.

A spring blizzard that started early Tuesday morning brought some much needed moisture to the area but also created hazardous travel conditions and posed a significant threat to young livestock. By Tuesday at 5 p.m., the National Weather Service had recorded 11.5 inches of snow in Ekalaka. Additional snow fell throughout the night and into Wednesday morning.

A blizzard warning was in effect for the area from Tuesday through Thursday. Along with the snow, wind chills were below zero degrees. Total snowfall predictions for the system range anywhere between 15 inches and two feet, though exact...

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