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“Blizzard” Origin

“Blizzard” Origin

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Spencer, IA (KICD) — It’s a weather term that has been around for some time.

With the blizzard that has been affecting the upper midwest this week, and the previous blizzards that have rocked the eastern parts of the US this year, one wonders how the major snow storms got to be called such.  KICD Weather Director Bob Schlager did some investigating,and with the help of the New York Times found some very good information describing how the word blizzard came about…

While information on when it was first used on a radio or television station was first used is unknown, the first newspaper reference to a major snowstorm as a blizzard goes way back and has local ties…

The publication that first printed Lightning Ellis’s blizzard reference was a newspaper called the Northern Vindicator, which was then published in the officers quarters of the old Fort Defiance, at Estherville.

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