Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Blizzard
State SOUTH DAKOTA
County/Area AURORA
WFO FSD
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-14 04:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-12-14 23:55:00.0 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 Strong winds caused blizzard conditions over southeast South Dakota, not including the far southeast corner of the state. The strong winds combined with existing snow cover and new snowfall. The new snowfall varied mostly from 1 to 4 inches, but was as much as 8 inches in the Brookings area. Zero visibilities and drifting snow made travel virtually impossible. Wind chill values were driven to as cold as 40 below zero.
Event Narrative Sustained winds over 30 mph with gusts to over 45 mph, existing snow cover, and 2 to 4 inches of new snow combined to produce widespread visibilities below a quarter mile in blowing snow, with drifting of the snow blocking roads. Temperatures falling to several degrees below zero combined with the strong winds to produce wind chill readings of 25 to 40 below zero.


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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
CHARLES MIX (ZONE) CHARLES MIX (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 03:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRULE (ZONE) BRULE (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 03:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREGORY (ZONE) GREGORY (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 03:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERAULD (ZONE) JERAULD (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 04:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AURORA (ZONE) AURORA (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 04:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 04:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEADLE (ZONE) BEADLE (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 05:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANBORN (ZONE) SANBORN (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 05:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKINGS (ZONE) BROOKINGS (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 05:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVISON (ZONE) DAVISON (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 05:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINER (ZONE) MINER (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANSON (ZONE) HANSON (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSBURY (ZONE) KINGSBURY (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 07:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOODY (ZONE) MOODY (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINNEHAHA (ZONE) MINNEHAHA (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YANKTON (ZONE) YANKTON (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCOOK (ZONE) MCCOOK (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUTCHINSON (ZONE) HUTCHINSON (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BON HOMME (ZONE) BON HOMME (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TURNER (ZONE) TURNER (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) SD 12/14/2008 08:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K