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Event Winter Storm
State MINNESOTA
County/Area LINCOLN
WFO FSD
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-23 16:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-12-26 12:00:00.0 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 Prolonged snowfall produced heavy accumulations of 1 to 2 feet in southwest Minnesota. 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 areas of very low visibilities in blowing snow from Christmas Day through the night of December 27th. The heavy snow and drifting in the winter storm, along the the areas of very low visibilities, made travel impossible for much of the time.
Event Narrative Heavy snow over 3 days produced accumulations of 12 to 16 inches. Increasing north to northwest winds reached sustained speeds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts around 35 mph. This produced areas of visibilities below a quarter mile in blowing snow from Christmas day to the start of the next day, in addition to drifting the heavy snowfall. Most roads were blocked and travel was brought to a standstill, as was the limited holiday commerce.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 15.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 12/23/2009 14:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 12/23/2009 14:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 12/23/2009 14:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 12/23/2009 14:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 12/23/2009 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 12/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 12/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 12/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 12/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 12/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 12/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 12/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 15.00K 0.00K