The morning of November 11th, 1940 brought with it unseasonably high temperatures. By early afternoon temperatures soared into the 60s. Less than 24 hours later, an intense low pressure system had tracked from the southern plains northeastward into western Wisconsin. The system pulled Gulf of Mexico moisture up from the south and brought down a cold arctic air mass from the north. The Armistice Day Blizzard brought over 16 inches of snow to downtown Robbinsdale and crippled transportation through out the region.