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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area FILLMORE
WFO ARX
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-08 06:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-12-09 15:30:00.0 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 large winter storm, with heavy snow and strong winds, affected southeast Minnesota from December 8 through December 9. As the storm system approached, it strengthened and produced strong northwest winds that gusted to 45 mph at times, leading to significant drifting and blowing snow. Visibilities were reduced to near zero in many locations, especially in open country, where blizzard conditions prevailed. Snow drifts of 4 to 6 feet were common by the morning of December 9, with numerous roads nearly impassable. Snow plows had difficulty keeping roads open, especially in rural areas. Highest snowfall totals were between 12 and 17 inches. Specific reports from weather observers included 16.5 inches at Rushford (Fillmore County), 16.3 inches at both Dakota and Minnesota City (Winona County) and 14.0 inches near Caledonia (Houston County).
Event Narrative Whiteout conditions were reported throughout the area. A peak wind gust of 39 mph was reported by the automated weather observing system at the Fillmore County airport near Preston at 12:44 p.m. on December 9.


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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
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 04:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLMSTED (ZONE) OLMSTED (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 04:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 05:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABASHA (ZONE) WABASHA (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINONA (ZONE) WINONA (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K