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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State MINNESOTA
County/Area WADENA
WFO FGF
Begin Date 03/29/2009 14:27:00 CST-6
End Date 03/31/2009 18:00:00 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 took shape over northeast Colorado on Monday morning (30th), then tracked slowly to the northeast, reaching the arrowhead of Minnesota by Wednesday morning (April 1st). As the low intensified on Tuesday morning, north-northeast winds became rather gusty, and made travel almost impossible. Nearly two feet of snow fell over central Wilkin County (MN). Snowfall amounts greater than a foot were very common along and south of Interstate 94 in North Dakota and Highway 10 in Minnesota. The snow had a very high moisture content, with over 2 inches reported over central Wilkin County. This storm, in combination with the other March storms, brought two new monthly records to the Fargo-Moorhead area. The snowfall total, 28.1 inches, broke the previous record of 26.2 inches set in 1997. The precipitation total, 4.62 inches, broke the previous record of 2.83 inches set in 1882. No travel was advised across most of the warning area. Many schools also closed on the 30th and 31st. For several counties, this winter storm event did not end until early on May 1st.
Event Narrative


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
WADENA (ZONE) WADENA (ZONE) MN 03/29/2009 14:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) MN 03/29/2009 14:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) EAST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) MN 03/29/2009 14:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) MN 03/29/2009 14:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) MN 03/29/2009 14:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUBBARD (ZONE) HUBBARD (ZONE) MN 03/29/2009 14:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKIN (ZONE) WILKIN (ZONE) MN 03/29/2009 14:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST BECKER (ZONE) WEST BECKER (ZONE) MN 03/29/2009 14:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST BECKER (ZONE) EAST BECKER (ZONE) MN 03/29/2009 14:27 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH BELTRAMI (ZONE) SOUTH BELTRAMI (ZONE) MN 03/30/2009 14:07 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE OF THE WOODS (ZONE) LAKE OF THE WOODS (ZONE) MN 03/30/2009 14:07 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH BELTRAMI (ZONE) NORTH BELTRAMI (ZONE) MN 03/30/2009 14:07 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH CLEARWATER (ZONE) NORTH CLEARWATER (ZONE) MN 03/30/2009 14:07 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH CLEARWATER (ZONE) SOUTH CLEARWATER (ZONE) MN 03/30/2009 14:07 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MN 03/31/2009 03:11 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST POLK (ZONE) EAST POLK (ZONE) MN 03/31/2009 03:11 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORMAN (ZONE) NORMAN (ZONE) MN 03/31/2009 03:11 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K