A historic October blizzard dumped over two feet of snow in parts of central, northeast and north central North Dakota. Sustained winds of 20 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts reaching 60 miles per hour, resulted in five- to six-foot snow drifts. The heaviest hit areas were at Harvey and northeast of Bottineau into southern Manitoba, Canada, receiving 30 to 36 inches of snowfall. Twenty-seven inches of snow was reported at Langdon, 24 inches at Devils Lake and six to eight inches at Grand Forks. Eight to 12 inches fell in southern parts of North Dakota, while two to six inches were reported in western North Dakota and western Minnesota. Three to nine inches of snow fell in eastern South Dakota, with up to 13 inches in centrals parts of the state. In addition to the blizzard conditions, crop-damaging freezes occurred in Iowa, northern Missouri, southwest Minnesota, northeast Kansas and eastern Nebraska Saturday morning.
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