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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area TRAVERSE
WFO ABR
Report Source AWOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-13 18:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-12-15 02:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative An intense low pressure area moved out of the Rockies and across the Central Plains bringing widespread snow, blizzard conditions, and extreme winds chills to west central Minnesota. Snowfall amounts of 5 to 9 inches along with winds gusting over 50 mph caused widespread near zero visibilities and dangerous travel conditions. Wind chills fell into the 35 below to 45 below zero range. Most schools were closed on Monday due to the road conditions and extreme wind chills. Some snowfall amounts included, 6 inches at Artichoke Lake and Browns Valley; 7 inches at Ortonville; and 9 inches at Wheaton.
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: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAVERSE (ZONE) TRAVERSE (ZONE) MN 12/13/2008 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIG STONE (ZONE) BIG STONE (ZONE) MN 12/13/2008 19:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K