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Event Winter Storm
State MINNESOTA
County/Area FREEBORN
WFO MPX
Report Source AWOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-09 00:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-12-09 08:30:00.0 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 A potent winter weather system organized in the central plains Monday morning December 8th, and moved rapidly northeast across the Midwest by Tuesday morning December 9th. The combination of gulf moisture, increasing wind speeds and localized high snowfall rates, portions of south central Minnesota received between four and six inches of snowfall and sustained wind speeds of 20 to 30 mph during the height of the snowstorm late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Local observations near Blue Earth in Faribault County, Waseca in Waseca County, Albert Lea In Freeborn County and Owatonna in Steele County had sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts over 30 mph at times during the early morning of Tuesday December 9th.
Event Narrative Snow developed across Freeborn County around 530 pm Monday afternoon, and became heavier during the evening and overnight period. Wind speeds increased significantly after 12 am with frequent gusts of 30 mph during the morning. Locally four to six inches fell around the county, but due to significant wind speeds of 20 to 25 mph with gusts over 30 mph, near blizzard conditions were felt along with considerable blowing and drifting of the snow.


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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
FREEBORN (ZONE) FREEBORN (ZONE) MN 12/09/2008 00:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARIBAULT (ZONE) FARIBAULT (ZONE) MN 12/09/2008 01:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASECA (ZONE) WASECA (ZONE) MN 12/09/2008 01:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEELE (ZONE) STEELE (ZONE) MN 12/09/2008 02:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K