Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Blizzard
State SOUTH DAKOTA
County/Area TRIPP
WFO UNR
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-11-06 15:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-11-07 03:00:00.0 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 intense fall storm produced blizzard conditions across the South Dakota plains for over 24 hours. Precipitation started as rain during the day and changed to heavy, wet snow during the evening of the 5th. Snow and blowing snow continued through much of the 6th with visibility near zero much of the time. Snowfall amounts were six to 18 inches with drifts 12 feet high. More than two thousand power poles were downed, causing widespread power outages that affected thousands of residents. Some locations did not have power for over a week, especially across the Pine Ridge Reservation. Most roads across the area, including Interstate 90, were closed for 24 hours or longer. Many livestock died from hypothermia. Officials estimated total damage around 5 million dollars.
Event Narrative


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 5.250M 0.00K
HARDING (ZONE) HARDING (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 15:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
BUTTE (ZONE) BUTTE (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 16:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
PERKINS (ZONE) PERKINS (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 16:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS (ZONE) NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 18:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
ZIEBACH (ZONE) ZIEBACH (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 18:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
SHANNON (ZONE) SHANNON (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 19:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
BENNETT (ZONE) BENNETT (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 19:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS (ZONE) NORTHERN FOOT HILLS (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 19:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 19:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
STURGIS / PIEDMONT FOOTHILLS (... STURGIS / PIEDMONT FOOTHILLS (... SD 11/05/2008 19:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
HAAKON (ZONE) HAAKON (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 20:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS (ZONE) PENNINGTON CO PLAINS (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 20:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
RAPID CITY (ZONE) RAPID CITY (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 20:00 MST-7 Blizzard 1 0 300.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS (ZONE) SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 20:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
CUSTER CO PLAINS (ZONE) CUSTER CO PLAINS (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 21:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
HERMOSA FOOTHILLS (ZONE) HERMOSA FOOTHILLS (ZONE) SD 11/05/2008 21:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
MELLETTE (ZONE) MELLETTE (ZONE) SD 11/06/2008 12:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) SD 11/06/2008 12:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
TRIPP (ZONE) TRIPP (ZONE) SD 11/06/2008 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 5.250M 0.00K