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'Great Blizzard of 1979' smothered Scott County with 28 inches of snow

Compiled by Linda Tubbs
Posted 1/16/19

Jan. 8, 1979: The “Great Blizzard of ‘79” wreaked havoc when 17 inches of snow smothered the area on Jan. 13, 1979 – on top of 11 inches still on the ground after New Year's – a 28-inch accumulation.

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