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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State MINNESOTA
County/Area BROWN
WFO MPX
Begin Date 02/26/2009 08:00:00 CST-6
End Date 02/26/2009 18:00:00 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 fairly long snowfall event, with individual intense snowfall bands that created pockets of snowfall rates of three to four inches per hour, occurred across southern and central Minnesota on February 26.

Snowfall began during the early morning across far western Minnesota where it quickly became heavy in portions of west central Minnesota near Alexandria, Morris and Glenwood where snowfall rates increased prior to 9 am. The town of Morris had already received six inches of snow approximately 6 hours after the initial winter storm warning was issued.

As the system moved eastward, dry easterly flow kept eastern Minnesota fairly dry until a very intense, mesoscale induced vorticity maximum caused a small area of high snowfall rates across southern Minnesota. Thunder was reported in this highly intense snowstorm that track across southern Minnesota from near St. James, northeast toward Faribault, Owatonna, Northfield and Red Wing.

In addition to the snowfall, areas along the Minnesota, Iowa border received some sleet and freezing rain. However, no icing problems were reported. As the first snowfall event started to decrease by the afternoon, the upper level system started to develop light snow across western Minnesota, which eventually moved across central and east central Minnesota before departing the region before midnight.

Locally 6 to 10 inches fell across central and southern Minnesota, as well as west central Wisconsin. The heaviest snow fell along the intense band of thundersnow where locally three to five inches fell in about two hours (Noon to 3 pm, or from St. James to Red Wing, Minnesota). The highest totals are as follows: 11 inches at Carlos in Douglas County, 9.6 inches west of Donnelly in Stevens County, and 9.0 inches in New Market in southern Scott County. A large area of five to seven inches fell across the Twin Cities metro area.
Event Narrative Bands of heavy snow fell across Brown County before noon, with light snow continuing through the afternoon. Total snowfall amounts of five to seven inches occurred across the county before tapering off during the late afternoon.


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
SWIFT (ZONE) SWIFT (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEVENS (ZONE) STEVENS (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAC QUI PARLE (ZONE) LAC QUI PARLE (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 07:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHIPPEWA (ZONE) CHIPPEWA (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YELLOW MEDICINE (ZONE) YELLOW MEDICINE (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD (ZONE) REDWOOD (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLE LACS (ZONE) MILLE LACS (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORRISON (ZONE) MORRISON (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POPE (ZONE) POPE (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERBURNE (ZONE) SHERBURNE (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE (ZONE) RENVILLE (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NICOLLET (ZONE) NICOLLET (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEEKER (ZONE) MEEKER (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEOD (ZONE) MCLEOD (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KANDIYOHI (ZONE) KANDIYOHI (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENNEPIN (ZONE) HENNEPIN (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON (ZONE) BENTON (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WRIGHT (ZONE) WRIGHT (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAMSEY (ZONE) RAMSEY (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIBLEY (ZONE) SIBLEY (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEARNS (ZONE) STEARNS (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOODHUE (ZONE) GOODHUE (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARVER (ZONE) CARVER (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICE (ZONE) RICE (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTT (ZONE) SCOTT (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LE SUEUR (ZONE) LE SUEUR (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAKOTA (ZONE) DAKOTA (ZONE) MN 02/26/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K