Blizzard in 1950

Blizzard in 1950

Remember when: 1950

So we are being blitzed with snow this winter, with already close to 200 centimetres falling in the Central Alberta area

So we are being blitzed with snow this winter, with already close to 200 centimetres falling in the Central Alberta area, and may be heading for an all-time record??

This classic photo was taken in the Blindman Valley to the west and shows the aftermath of a wicked 1950 blizzard which kept the entire area stranded for days before the neighbours gathered together with their shovels to open the main road and conquer the wrath of ‘Old Man Winter’, at least for the time being!

By the way, the record snow-fall in North America was over 1700 inches on Mount Rainer in Washington in the mid-1990s.!