Blizzard not one for the books
By Northern Plains' standards, Sunday's blizzard was not a record-breaker.
It met the meteorological definition of a blizzard, mostly because of high winds, but as Red River Valley blizzards can go, it was a bit wimpy. After all, the mercury got nowhere near zero and the snowfall, while substantial, piled up either side of a foot in most of the region - not enough to win a place in the memory files of great storms.
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