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Event Cold/Wind Chill
State MINNESOTA
County/Area HOUSTON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 12/14/2008 15:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/16/2008 03:00:00 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 An arctic cold front moved through during the afternoon and early evening hours of December 14th. With the frontal passage, temperatures dropped as much as 20 degrees in 2 to 3 hours at many locations. In fact, a temperature change of around 40 degrees was common from the morning to the evening hours of December 14th.

The cold was made more significant as northwest winds increased into the 20 to 30 mph range, with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. These strong winds, coupled with plummeting temperatures, created dangerous wind chills of 20 below to 40 below. Bitter cold conditions persisted through the day and into the evening on December 15.
Event Narrative Lowest unofficial wind chill readings included -25F at La Crescent and -23F at Caledonia with peak wind gusts around 32 mph.


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 12/14/2008 12:15 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) MN 12/14/2008 12:30 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLMSTED (ZONE) OLMSTED (ZONE) MN 12/14/2008 13:30 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) MN 12/14/2008 14:30 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABASHA (ZONE) WABASHA (ZONE) MN 12/14/2008 14:30 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINONA (ZONE) WINONA (ZONE) MN 12/14/2008 14:30 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) MN 12/14/2008 15:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K