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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State MINNESOTA
County/Area CHIPPEWA
WFO MPX
Report Source AWOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-06 06:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-01-07 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 A strong winter storm developed across the northern Rockies Wednesday morning January 6th, then dropped east-southeast across the northern Plains and upper Midwest by Thursday morning.
Initially, a dry arctic air mass allowed for snowfall to be light and fluffy across the region, with snowfall ratios of 15/20-1. Once the system intensified, strong northerly winds developed Wednesday evening and caused considerable blowing and drifting snow across the area. Although snowfall totals range from three to six inches, this storm caused low wind chill values of 20 to 35 below, white-out conditions, and several major roads to be closed during the height of the storm.
This system slowly moved east of the region, allowing for the blowing snow to finally subside. However, very low wind chills continued along with significant drifting snow across highways, and county roads through portions of western and south central Minnesota.
The following are some of the heavier snowfall totals from this storm.
6.9 inches in Fairmont, or Martin County 6.9 inches in Winnebago, or Faribault County. 6 inches in Dawson, or in Lac Qui Parle County. 6 inches in Welcome, or Martin County. 5 inches in Granite Falls, or Yellow Medicine County. 5 inches north of Boyd in Lac Qui Parle County.
Event Narrative Light snow developed across western Chippewa County the morning of January 6th. Around two inches of snow had already fallen by noon with more snow during the afternoon and evening. By the late evening, wind speeds increased significantly and caused area roadways to be snow covered and blocked due to blowing and drifting 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
LAC QUI PARLE (ZONE) LAC QUI PARLE (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YELLOW MEDICINE (ZONE) YELLOW MEDICINE (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHIPPEWA (ZONE) CHIPPEWA (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWIFT (ZONE) SWIFT (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEVENS (ZONE) STEVENS (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD (ZONE) REDWOOD (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARTIN (ZONE) MARTIN (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATONWAN (ZONE) WATONWAN (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARIBAULT (ZONE) FARIBAULT (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K