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1978: Blizzard conditions affected most of Iowa on January 26-27, with snow blown by winds in excess of 50 mph into drifts as high as 13 feet and wind chill values dropping to as low as -70 F. Most roads were closed including Interstate 35 as thousands of cars and trucks were stranded along the roadways and in ditches. Schools and businesses were closed across the state. Further east the storm system produced record amounts of snow in parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.

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