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Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area JACKSON
WFO FSD
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-01-12 15:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-01-12 21:00:00.0 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 north to northwest winds, gusting to over 50 mph, combined with existing loose snow cover and 1 to 3 inches of new snow to produce blizzard conditions with widespread visibilities near zero over much of southwest Minnesota during the day and early evening of January 12th. The very low visibilities were widespread where the greatest loose snow cover was located, and more localized in extreme southwest Minnesota.
Event Narrative North to northwest winds sustained at 30 to 40 mph with gusts around 50 mph combined with several inches of loose snow cover, along with 1 to 3 inches of new snow, to produce widespread visibilities of a quarter mile or less in blowing snow. The low visibilities and drifting snow made travel impossible in many areas, and forced schools and businesses to close.


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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
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 01/12/2009 13:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 01/12/2009 13:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 01/12/2009 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 01/12/2009 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 01/12/2009 14:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 01/12/2009 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 01/12/2009 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 01/12/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K