CATASTROPHE: Spring Storm

A low pressure area, fitful with Spring, drifted eastward across the land last week, suddenly squatted over northern Indiana. Down to earth raced many winds, flapping from their wings an enormous flutter of feathery snow. Forty-four hours later when the low pressure area was ready to move on again, the Midwest was blanketed beneath one of its worst snowfalls in recorded weather history.

Snow fell as far south as Atlanta. Detroit and St. Louis were under a four-inch coating of winter. Rural roads in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan were impassably choked. The snowfall...

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