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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area CAVALIER
WFO FGF
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-11-06 06:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-11-07 12:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative The first winter storm of the season brought a combination of wind, ice, and snow to portions of eastern North Dakota. A slow moving, potent upper level low pressure system tracked from South Dakota into Minnesota. The accompanying surface low briefly moved into the southern Red River Valley. This resulted in warm temperatures across west central Minnesota and sub-freezing temperatures in the Cando, Maddock, and New Rockford areas. The most snow fell across Towner, Benson, Ramsey, Cavalier, and Eddy counties, where amounts generally ranged from 4 to 12 inches. A bit further to the east, ice was more prevalent. From Pembina County down through Griggs County, a good 0.25 inches of ice preceded a few inches of snow. In addition to the snow and ice, north-northeast winds gusted up to 40 mph. The combination of wind and ice on power lines was devastating. About 160 miles of transmission lines needed repair and approximately 6,500 electric customers lost power.
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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAMSEY (ZONE) RAMSEY (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENSON (ZONE) BENSON (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAVALIER (ZONE) CAVALIER (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWNER (ZONE) TOWNER (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDDY (ZONE) EDDY (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRIGGS (ZONE) GRIGGS (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN WALSH (ZONE) EASTERN WALSH (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PEMBINA (ZONE) PEMBINA (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NELSON (ZONE) NELSON (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAND FORKS (ZONE) GRAND FORKS (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN WALSH (ZONE) WESTERN WALSH (ZONE) ND 11/06/2008 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K