Timeline - January 26, 1978

Date: January 26, 1978
Title: Third Weather Related Closure: The Blizzard of 1978

This would mark the third time in MSU's history that the university would close. Due to 20 inches of snow, the university shut down for two days (January 26-27).

The blizzard, known as the Cleveland Superbomb, was one of the worst in Midwest history. Strong winds caused large snowdrifts, which led to untraversable roads. Michigan Governor William Milliken declared a state of emergency.

Historical weather data courtesy of NOAA National Weather Service.