Eastern ND and Northwest MN Weather History

The Weather History for February 5th

A surprise blizzard had a severe impact on the northern plains, including the city of Fargo, ND. Although snowfall totals were relatively minor (1 to 2 inches), very strong wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour brought whiteout conditions to much of the region. Thousands of people were stranded in vehicles or fish houses. A total of 16 people lost their lives across the upper Midwest after being stranded or caught outside during the storm.

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