For several days during this time in 1916, frigid Arctic air held the Plains in its icy grip.
The cold spread across the Plains on Nov. 12, bringing several inches of snow with it to some areas.
Nearly 100 years later, records still stand from that cold snap.
Scottsbluff recorded its coldest morning of any November on Nov. 13, 1916, when temperatures dropped to 21 degrees below zero. For comparison, the normal low in Scottsbluff at this time of year is around 23 degrees - ABOVE ZERO.
On the east side of Nebraska, Omaha's coldest day (as opposed to night) on record for Nov. 13 occurred with that cold snap. On Nov, 13, 1916, the mercury reached 19 degrees and stopped climbing. The normal high for Nov. 13 in Omaha is 50 degrees.
Overnight lows fell to within record range in Omaha. Overnight lows from Nov. 13-15, 1916, in Omaha were among the five lowest on record for those dates, ranging from 3 degrees to 12 degrees above zero. The normal overnight low for Omaha is considered around 30 degrees.
Sources: National Weather Service, Cheyenne and Omaha.