Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State MINNESOTA
County/Area DOUGLAS
WFO MPX
Report Source ASOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-25 09:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-01-25 18:00:00.0 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 storm system intensified across the northern Great Lakes and caused an area of snow to develop across portions of western and southern Minnesota during the mid morning hours of January 25th.
Although snowfall amounts were light and generally ranged from one to two inches, previous snowfall on the 24th that wasn't associated with this storm system, combined with the newly fallen snow to produce white-out conditions as wind gusts increased to over 40 mph. This system was so strong that it produced a wind gust of 58 mph at Morris, and wind damage near Bertha in Todd County.
Specifically, wind speeds increased from the northwest at 25 to 40 mph by mid-morning of the 25th, with a few gusts in excess of 50 mph in the favored areas in western and southern Minnesota. These wind speeds caused surface visibilities to decrease to less than one quarter mile for several hours during the height of the storm.
Although wind speeds continued during the afternoon and early evening hours, surface visibilities improved significantly after 6 pm. However, numerous roads were closed due to severe blowing and drifting.
Event Narrative Alexandria ASOS reported strong winds of 20 to 40 mph, with gusts of 45 mph across the county for several hours, however, visibilities did not drop below one half mile. Near blizzard conditions were observed in open country where driving was not advised. Snowfall amounts were light and under one inch.


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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 0.50K 0.00K
POPE (ZONE) POPE (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 08:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEVENS (ZONE) STEVENS (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 08:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIBLEY (ZONE) SIBLEY (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEOD (ZONE) MCLEOD (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LE SUEUR (ZONE) LE SUEUR (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEEKER (ZONE) MEEKER (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATONWAN (ZONE) WATONWAN (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEELE (ZONE) STEELE (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARTIN (ZONE) MARTIN (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASECA (ZONE) WASECA (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD (ZONE) REDWOOD (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWIFT (ZONE) SWIFT (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FREEBORN (ZONE) FREEBORN (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE (ZONE) RENVILLE (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NICOLLET (ZONE) NICOLLET (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUE EARTH (ZONE) BLUE EARTH (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KANDIYOHI (ZONE) KANDIYOHI (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARIBAULT (ZONE) FARIBAULT (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEVENS (ZONE) STEVENS (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 09:56 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YELLOW MEDICINE (ZONE) YELLOW MEDICINE (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAC QUI PARLE (ZONE) LAC QUI PARLE (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHIPPEWA (ZONE) CHIPPEWA (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 10:48 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.50K 0.00K