Some say we’re in for a snowy winter this year … time will tell, but one thing’s for sure, it’ll be hard to beat the blizzard of 1969. One of the worst blizzards in our town’s history, the storm actually started in late December of 1968 and raged on for six weeks until it subsided on February 6, 1969.
Temperatures reached as low as the negative 30s, schools closed and transportation was pretty much nonexistent. But the kids were happy—they built giant snow castles from the enormous snow piles on the sides of the roads. By the end of January, Sandpoint had accumulated 82 inches of snow, and drifts sat 12 feet high. For many, the blizzard of 1968-69 is one that won’t be soon forgotten.