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Event Details

Event Cold/Wind Chill
State MINNESOTA
County/Area DODGE
WFO ARX
Begin Date 12/21/2008 18:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/22/2008 10:30:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative After being hit by heavy snow December 18 and 19, southeast Minnesota was impacted by another winter storm December 20 through 21. Highest snowfall amounts were generally 4 to 7 inches, with specific reports of 7.6 inches at Preston (Fillmore County), 7.0 inches near Rochester International Airport (Olmsted County) and 6.3 inches at Grand Meadow (Mower County).

Northwest winds gusting to 30 to 40 mph in the wake of an arctic cold front produced near white-out conditions, along with 2 to 4 foot drifts. In addition to the wind and snow, sharply falling temperatures resulted in bitterly cold wind chills of 20 below to 40 below, which lingered into December 22.

Due to several in a series of snow-producing systems, December 2008 would turn out to be the third snowiest December on record in Rochester, with a total of 28.6 inches. The all-time December snowfall record in Rochester remained at 35.3 inches, which was established in 2000.
Event Narrative Wind chills dropped to -41F in the West Concord area and -39F at Dodge Center.


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
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 12/20/2008 07:45 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) MN 12/20/2008 07:45 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLMSTED (ZONE) OLMSTED (ZONE) MN 12/20/2008 08:25 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABASHA (ZONE) WABASHA (ZONE) MN 12/20/2008 08:45 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINONA (ZONE) WINONA (ZONE) MN 12/20/2008 09:15 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) MN 12/20/2008 09:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) MN 12/20/2008 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLMSTED (ZONE) OLMSTED (ZONE) MN 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABASHA (ZONE) WABASHA (ZONE) MN 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) MN 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINONA (ZONE) WINONA (ZONE) MN 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) MN 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) MN 12/21/2008 18:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K