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Feb 7, 2014 at 8:51 am


The national weather service says the region has already logged five blizzards this winter season.  All of the blizzards have been ground blizzards with strong winds but little snow.    The storm events occurred between December 28th and January 26th – a one month span.   The only other winter where there were more blizzards during a 30 day period was the seven that occurred during the 1996-97 season when there were seven.  Since compiling records going back to 1974-75 the n-w-s says there have been 95 blizzards in the red river valley – or slightly more than two per season on average.   While most blizzards occur in December and January they can occur into april.  forecasters say the good news is the odds of that happening decrease the closer we get to spring.

knox / doug barrett


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