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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area CAVALIER
WFO FGF
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-24 10:51:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-12-26 09:01:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative As the area of low pressure stagnated over Iowa, it deepened and brought stronger north to northeast winds to eastern North Dakota. The combination of snow and strong winds brought whiteout conditions to eastern North Dakota. One rarity of the blizzard was the relatively warm temperatures (20s) that held throughout the event. Conditions finally improved on the morning of the 26th, but it took a long time to dig out from all the snow. Interstates 29 and 94 were both closed for an extended period of time, with travel and all other activities essentially shut down. Many of the larger cities spent thousands of dollars on employee salaries, fuel, and maintenance costs for plowing snow. The 25.5 inch storm total snowfall measured at the Grand Forks National Weather Service office was one of its highest storm total amounts ever.
Event Narrative


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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
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SARGENT (ZONE) SARGENT (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN WALSH (ZONE) WESTERN WALSH (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAND FORKS (ZONE) GRAND FORKS (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWNER (ZONE) TOWNER (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NELSON (ZONE) NELSON (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDDY (ZONE) EDDY (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAMSEY (ZONE) RAMSEY (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANSOM (ZONE) RANSOM (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASS (ZONE) CASS (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARNES (ZONE) BARNES (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENSON (ZONE) BENSON (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PEMBINA (ZONE) PEMBINA (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAVALIER (ZONE) CAVALIER (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAILL (ZONE) TRAILL (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEELE (ZONE) STEELE (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRIGGS (ZONE) GRIGGS (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN WALSH (ZONE) EASTERN WALSH (ZONE) ND 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K