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2004: A vigorous Alberta Clipper brought a surprise intense snow burst across the Twin Cities from 9:30 am to Noon. 2.5 inches fell with most of it in an hour at the State Climatology Office on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. Numerous crashes were reported across the metro area with I-94 closed at Highway 280 and also at White Bear Avenue. In a rare scene, television programming was interrupted to report on the snow situation. By early afternoon most of the snow had moved into Wisconsin and road conditions rapidly improved.
1892: Blizzard hit Minnesota with 70 mph winds at Easton. Duluth was hit especially hard with 60 mph winds causing large drifts. Persons were able to walk out of their second story windows.
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This "Day in Weather History" contains come memorable weather events and trivia from 1805 to the present day for much of Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. Many sources were used to research and compile the data. The Twin Cities/Chanhassen National Weather Service would especially like to thank the Minnesota State Climatology Office and its contributors for their input into this database.