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Ten years on, South Dakota remembers lessons from Winter Storm Atlas

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
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Tens of thousands of cattle lying dead. Snow drifts more than five feet high. People walking down the middle of once-busy streets. Remembered by many names — Winter Storm Atlas, The Cattleman's Blizzard, The Great Blizzard of 2013 or The Shutdown Blizzard — the historic weather of Oct. 3 through 5, 2013, was a seminal event in South Dakota history, forever changing the landscape of life in the region. Unseasonably cold air from Canada and a moisture-laden storm from the Rockies collided over western South Dakota, bringing rain on Thursday,...

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