Nancy's Almanac, May 4-6, 2013: Fearsome May snow
Alliance received 12 inches, the heaviest snowfall in Nebraska, from the late-May 1947 storm. Here, pavement steams, like smoke drifting up, from melting snow.
Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 1:35 am, Tue May 20, 2014.
The calender was about to turn to June in 1947 when an astonishing snowstorm swept across Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln climatologist Ken Dewey called attention to the storm of May 27-29, 1947, and to research by the National Weather Service meteorologist who provided an account of it.
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Saturday, May 4, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 1:35 am.