Victorian Blizzards, Nonstop in the 1880s – Kristin Holt | “Scenes and Incidents from the Recent Terrible Blizzard in Dakota on January 12, 1888”. – The storm came with no warning, and some accounts say that the temperature fell nearly 100 degrees in just 24 hours. The blizzard killed 235 people including many children. Frank Leslie’s Weekly, January 28, 1888. Image: Public Domain, courtesy of Wikipedia.