Blasting cold and snow across the
Its fury, its
Any living thing in its path.
Remain safe indoors till the
Danger has passed.
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:
"Mar 14-16, 1870, blizzard struck northern Iowa and SW Minnesota with up to 16 inches of snowfall. First use of the term "blizzard" (from boxing, meaning volley of punches) by the Esterville, IA Vindacator newspaper. The term blizzard was not used by the U.S. Signal Corps Weather Service until 1876."