Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Blizzard
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-08 03:00:00.0 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, producing heavy snow and strong winds, affected northeast Iowa 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 10 and 15 inches. Specific reports from weather observers included 14.5 inches at Strawberry Point (Clayton County), 14.0 inches at Oelwein (Fayette County) and 13.5 inches at Millville (Clayton County).
Event Narrative Conditions varied quite a bit across the county, but areas did experience white out conditions and significant drifting leading to dangerous travel.


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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
MITCHELL (ZONE) MITCHELL (ZONE) IA 12/08/2009 03:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINNESHIEK (ZONE) WINNESHIEK (ZONE) IA 12/08/2009 03:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHICKASAW (ZONE) CHICKASAW (ZONE) IA 12/08/2009 03:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOWARD (ZONE) HOWARD (ZONE) IA 12/08/2009 03:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) IA 12/08/2009 03:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) IA 12/08/2009 03:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) IA 12/08/2009 03:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) IA 12/08/2009 03:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K