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Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area WILKIN
WFO FGF
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-03-09 14:56:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-03-11 04:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A Colorado Low, located over the central Rockies on the evening of March 9th, tracked northeast to northern Wisconsin by the evening of the 10th. One swath of heavier snow fell on the 9th, mainly from Jamestown (ND) to Mayville (ND) to Red Lake Falls (MN). Snowfall amounts of 6 to 8 inches fell along this narrow band. Outside of this band, about 2 to 4 inches of snow were reported. As the system wrapped up on the 10th, a much wider swath of snow fell, along with increasing north winds. The most snow was reported along the initial snow band, with total amounts ranging from 10 to 13 inches. Outside this area, total snowfall amounts ranged from 4 to 8 inches. Maximum north wind gusts during the height of the blizzard ranged from 40 to 50 mph. Interstate 94 was closed from Moorhead to Fergus Falls, where large drifts were reported. Most schools closed early on Monday (9th), then remained closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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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
RED LAKE (ZONE) RED LAKE (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST POLK (ZONE) EAST POLK (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST MARSHALL (ZONE) EAST MARSHALL (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PENNINGTON (ZONE) PENNINGTON (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORMAN (ZONE) NORMAN (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) EAST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST POLK (ZONE) WEST POLK (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKIN (ZONE) WILKIN (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST BECKER (ZONE) WEST BECKER (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) MN 03/09/2009 14:56 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KITTSON (ZONE) KITTSON (ZONE) MN 03/10/2009 21:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST MARSHALL (ZONE) WEST MARSHALL (ZONE) MN 03/10/2009 21:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K