[Apostle Wilford Woodruff]
16 Wednesday We Started Early in the morning to return home. Soon After we left Kays word a snow Storm accompanied by a strong Canyon wind Struck us and it was almost impossible for us to travel. It Came near blowing over our Carriages. I was in the lightest Carriage of the Company & it was with the greatest difficulty we Could keep it right side up. It blew 4 small windows out. We finally reached Farmington. President Young stoped with Bishop Hess. J. Taylor G A Smith & myself went to Ezra Clarks & spent the night in the worst gale I Ever Experienced on land in my life. It damaged Ezra Clark some $700 in Blowing off Roofs & blowing away Hay &c. It blew down some Houses & tooke the Roof off from Many. It took the roof off from Bountiful Meeting House. 22.
[Note, Andrew Jenson (a church historian) classified this as a hurricane]
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]