Pat Shingleton: "Ice Flows on Mississippi"
The cold blast of February 1899 was one of the most severe ever recorded. All-time record lows were logged in Milligan, OH at minus 39 degrees and Camp Clarke, NE at -47. Local and state records were posted at Tallahassee and Minden, LA with a frigid minus 16 degrees. All time record lows are still on the books in Dallas at -8, Kansas City at -22 and Washington D.C. at -15. Adding to the super cold was a super blizzard from New Hampshire to Georgia with Virginia recording 40 inches of snow. Once the cold blast made it to Baton Rouge, ice-floes blocked the Mississippi River at New Orleans for the second time in history.
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