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Event Heavy Snow
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area DUNN
WFO BIS
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-01-08 14:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-01-09 18:00:00.0 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 A strong winter storm system brought moderate to heavy snow, areas of freezing rain, and considerable blowing and drifting snow to much of west and central North Dakota from early morning Thursday, January 8th, through Friday afternoon, January 9th. This significant storm resulted in numerous no travel advisories being issued by law enforcement throughout the event due to freezing precipitation, heavy snow accumulations, and blowing and drifting snow blocking roadways.
A strong low pressure system developing in north central Montana early Thursday pushed southeast into the western Dakotas by Thursday night. Ahead of this storm system, a mixture of freezing rain and ice pellets resulted in the warm sector of the surface low across southwest and south central portions of the state Thursday afternoon and evening, resulting in several no travel advisories being issued by law enforcement due to ice covered roadways. Reported freezing rain accumulations through Thursday afternoon and evening ranged from a tenth to near one quarter of an inch.
As the surface low progressed southeast Thursday night, precipitation turned to all snow north to south as colder air wrapped into the storm system, and winds increased. A moderate to heavy band of snow developed from northwest North Dakota into central portions of the state Thursday night, before gradually dissipating Friday. In addition, considerable blowing and drifting snow developed due to the strong winds Thursday night into Friday afternoon, resulting in numerous blocked roads. Total snow accumulations by Friday evening ranged from two to three inches on the perimeter of the heavy snow band to near ten inches within the center.
Event Narrative The cooperative obsever at Halliday reported six inches of snow.


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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
BILLINGS (ZONE) BILLINGS (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCKENZIE (ZONE) MCKENZIE (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 10:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 11:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWMAN (ZONE) BOWMAN (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 11:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SLOPE (ZONE) SLOPE (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 11:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMS (ZONE) WILLIAMS (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) MOUNTRAIL (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURKE (ZONE) BURKE (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HETTINGER (ZONE) HETTINGER (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORTON (ZONE) MORTON (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIVIDE (ZONE) DIVIDE (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARK (ZONE) STARK (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIOUX (ZONE) SIOUX (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNN (ZONE) DUNN (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 14:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE (ZONE) RENVILLE (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARD (ZONE) WARD (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER (ZONE) MERCER (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVER (ZONE) OLIVER (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURLEIGH (ZONE) BURLEIGH (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 15:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIDDER (ZONE) KIDDER (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 17:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 17:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCHENRY (ZONE) MCHENRY (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 18:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOTTINEAU (ZONE) BOTTINEAU (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 18:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELLS (ZONE) WELLS (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 19:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOSTER (ZONE) FOSTER (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 20:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIERCE (ZONE) PIERCE (ZONE) ND 01/08/2009 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K