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Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area LYON
WFO FSD
Begin Date 12/08/2009 06:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/09/2009 12:00:00 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 Snowfall of 4 to 10 inches over most of southwest Minnesota was accompanied by north to northwest winds sustained at 30 to 40 mph, with some gusts over 50 mph. The combination of snow and strong winds created widespread blizzard conditions with visibilities near zero. The blizzard closed schools and businesses and halted travel. The snowfall began on the morning of December 8th. The winds increased during the evening of the 8th, and became strong enough to cause the blizzard after midnight on December 9th.
Event Narrative New snowfall of 4 to 7 inches was accompanied by north to northwest winds sustained at 30 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph. These strong winds produced widespread blizzard conditions beginning a little after midnight on December 9th. Schools and many businesses were closed on December 9th, as the snowfall and near zero visibilities made travel impossible that morning. Blizzard conditions abated that afternoon as winds steadily decreased, although hazardous wind chills which began during the blizzard continued that night and into the early morning of December 10th. Actual new snowfall reports included 5 inches at Marshall and Tracy.


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
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 04:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 04:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 05:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 05:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 05:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 05:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 12/08/2009 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K