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Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area CLAY
WFO FGF
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-25 04:19:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-01-25 21:00:00.0 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 surface low pressure over western Lake Superior started to move east, it began to pull colder air from southern Canada down across the northern plains on very strong northwest winds. Temperatures in the teens to around 20F in the early morning dropped to the single digits above zero by late in the day. Light snow also accompanied the push of colder air. As wind speeds increased during the early morning hours of the 25th, whiteout conditions quickly developed along and just east of the Red River Valley in Minnesota. Wind speeds gusted up to 55 mph and helped produce some large snow drifts, hampering travel. Luckily, the warm temperatures and freezing precipitation which had occurred on the 22nd and 23rd helped to freeze up the snowpack. Therefore there was a limited amount of snow to blow around.
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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
RED LAKE (ZONE) RED LAKE (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) EAST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST BECKER (ZONE) EAST BECKER (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKIN (ZONE) WILKIN (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST POLK (ZONE) EAST POLK (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORMAN (ZONE) NORMAN (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST POLK (ZONE) WEST POLK (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST MARSHALL (ZONE) WEST MARSHALL (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KITTSON (ZONE) KITTSON (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST BECKER (ZONE) WEST BECKER (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PENNINGTON (ZONE) PENNINGTON (ZONE) MN 01/25/2010 04:19 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K