Saturday, December 23, 2017
Looking Back: The Record-Setting Christmas Blizzard Of 2009
The blizzard of Christmas 2009 was one for the record books. Not even Bing Crosby would have been too happy.
Climatologists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln confirm that year's snowfall was the most snow ever recorded in the Dorchester area on Christmas.
Eight years ago this month, the news wires were abuzz, reporting that most eastern Nebraska residents had lost electricity during the storm.
Most highways were closed. Rural residents were literally trapped in their homes as country roads were drifted shut.
The Christmas blizzard of 2009 brought an estimated 11 inches of snow to Dorchester.
The Lincoln Journal Star reported that December 2009 was the Lincoln area's snowiest December ever, with a total 23 inches on average.
The following pictures were taken in Dorchester in late December 2009, sent to us by Times readers.
While many of you want a white Christmas, let's hope we don't see a repeat of Christmas 2009 in the near future.
See the Dorchester forecast here.