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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State MONTANA
County/Area PRAIRIE
WFO GGW
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-13 10:00:00.0 MST-7
End Date 2008-12-14 02:00:00.0 MST-7
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 very strong arctic cold front moved into Northeast Montana in the early morning hours of Saturday December 13, 2008. The cold front brought snow, very strong winds, and extreme cold temperatures to the region. Blizzard conditions occurred throughout the day Saturday into Sunday with extreme wind chills experienced towards the end of the blizzard event. Winds speed were generally stronger north of the Missouri River, but overall winds were 25 to 40 mph with continuous wind gusts up to 50 mph. Visibilities were below a quarter mile for the majority of the event. Snow totals ranged from 4 and 12 inches with drifts in some areas up to 3 feet. Hinsdale had the most snow with 12 inches, and the highest wind gust was 54 mph at the Manning Corral site in southern Phillips County. Roads were closed throughout the area during the height of the blizzard on the afternoon of the 13th through the morning of the 15th, including Montana Highway 191 north and south of Malta, US Highway 2 around Malta, Montana Highway 24 north of Glasgow and Montana Highway 5 from Opheim to the Daniels/Sheridan County line.
Event Narrative Two to nine inches of snowfall was reported. Northwest winds were 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph throughout the event.


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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
NORTHERN PHILLIPS (ZONE) NORTHERN PHILLIPS (ZONE) MT 12/12/2008 23:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS... CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS... MT 12/12/2008 23:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN VALLEY (ZONE) NORTHERN VALLEY (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 00:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANIELS (ZONE) DANIELS (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 01:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY (Z... CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY (Z... MT 12/13/2008 01:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) EASTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 02:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) WESTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 02:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 02:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) LITTLE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 03:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARFIELD (ZONE) GARFIELD (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 03:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PETROLEUM (ZONE) PETROLEUM (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 03:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCONE (ZONE) MCCONE (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 07:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 08:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 08:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRAIRIE (ZONE) PRAIRIE (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 10:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WIBAUX (ZONE) WIBAUX (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 11:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K