Spring snowstorm

HISTORY-Lee highway builders

April 11, 1889Notwithstanding the beautiful weather of the previous week and the general belief that winter had given place to spring, last Saturday witnessed one of the severest snowstorms ever seen in this latitude.

The morning opened dark and gloomy with heavy fall of rain, changing about 7 o’clock to a blinding snowstorm which continued without any intermission till after nightfall.

A driving wind from the northeast prevailed throughout the day carrying before it great sheets of snow, which accumulated, notwithstanding the fact that for several hours it melted as it fell to the ground, to the depth of 10 or 12 inches. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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