armistice day blizzard

Armistice Day Blizzard, November 11, 1940

Yesterday’s forecast–threats of over a foot of snow–brought to mind a little blizzard that happened about 75 years ago today. The Midwest was pounded by a blizzard on Armistice Day in 1940. In the Twin Cities, nearly 17 inches of snow fell; other parts of Minnesota got more than 25 inches. The photo shows cars buried in the snow on Excelsior Boulevard near the Minikahda Club overpass. Forty-nine Minnesotans were killed, including 38 duck hunters trapped in the cold after a mild morning turned into a deadly storm.