On this date in 1988, it finally stopped snowing in Marquette, Michigan, after more than 100 hours of continuous snow. The final snowfall figure was 43 inches. The southeast United States was also having an unseasonable cold snap: 41 cities recorded record low temperatures.
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On this date in 1941, a killer blizzard, with wind speeds up to 85 miles per hour, struck the northern plains of the United States. In North Dakota, 39 people were killed. In Minnesota, 32 died.