TBT: Remember the Blizzard of 1997? Watch This News Clip
Yes, we've had tough winters and our share of snow storms, but the blizzard that rolled through South Dakota on January 9, 1997 was one to be remembered.
20 foot-tall snow drifts caused by 50 MPH winds closed all interstates and forced authorities to issue stern warnings to travelers that if you are stranded out there - we're not coming to rescue you.
To make matters worse - the very next day - January 10, the temperatures plummeted to 12 below zero.
According to OnlyInYourState, over 100,000 cattle died in the storm.
And, as you can see from this next news clip. a Webster woman, Karen Nelson, was rescued after spending nearly 40 hours stranded in her car on a county road. She went on to make national news.