The Blizzard of 1887 in Palo Duro Canyon
J.C. Tolman wrote:
"The air was full of ice needles that drove into the exposed flesh and stuck, but did not seem to melt. The snow seemed to parallel the ground in its flight, yet the plains grass was covered by it in a few minutes and it rolled along the ground with the wind. That wind didn't turn aside ... There wasn't a hill between us and the North Pole and that wind must have come all the way ---- and gathering power at every jump."
----- J.C. Tolman, describing the 1887 Christmas blizzard in Palo Duro Canyon
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