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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State SOUTH DAKOTA
County/Area BRULE
WFO FSD
Begin Date 12/23/2009 16:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/26/2009 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 Prolonged snowfall produced heavy accumulations over southeast South Dakota, ranging up to over 20 inches in several areas. The snowfall took place from two days before to the day after Christmas. The snowfall was accompanied by increasing north to northwest winds which caused widespread blizzard conditions on Christmas day and the start of the next day. The blizzard added to the very heavy snowfall made almost all travel impossible, and shut down commerce.
Event Narrative Heavy snow combined with increasing winds to produce widespread blizzard conditions. The snowfall over 3 days varied from 8 to 12 inches. North to northwest winds reached sustained speeds over 30 mph and there were gusts over 40 mph. These winds combined with the heavy snowfall to produce widespread visibilities below a quarter mile from Christmas day to the start of the next day. Most roads were blocked and travel was brought to a standstill, as was the limited holiday commerce.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MINNEHAHA (ZONE) MINNEHAHA (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCOOK (ZONE) MCCOOK (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TURNER (ZONE) TURNER (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOODY (ZONE) MOODY (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUTCHINSON (ZONE) HUTCHINSON (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKINGS (ZONE) BROOKINGS (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANSON (ZONE) HANSON (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YANKTON (ZONE) YANKTON (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSBURY (ZONE) KINGSBURY (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVISON (ZONE) DAVISON (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AURORA (ZONE) AURORA (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BON HOMME (ZONE) BON HOMME (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINER (ZONE) MINER (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHARLES MIX (ZONE) CHARLES MIX (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRULE (ZONE) BRULE (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREGORY (ZONE) GREGORY (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERAULD (ZONE) JERAULD (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANBORN (ZONE) SANBORN (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEADLE (ZONE) BEADLE (ZONE) SD 12/23/2009 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K