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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area CLAY
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 the Red River Valley portion of northwest Minnesota. The combination of snow and strong winds brought whiteout conditions to this portion of northwest Minnesota. 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. Interstate 94 was 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. Storm total snowfall amounts generally ranged from one to two feet, with the most snow reported over the central Red River Valley.
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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
NORMAN (ZONE) NORMAN (ZONE) MN 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST POLK (ZONE) WEST POLK (ZONE) MN 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) MN 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KITTSON (ZONE) KITTSON (ZONE) MN 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) MN 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) MN 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST MARSHALL (ZONE) WEST MARSHALL (ZONE) MN 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKIN (ZONE) WILKIN (ZONE) MN 12/24/2009 10:51 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K