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Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MURRAY
WFO FSD
Begin Date 12/26/2009 12:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/28/2009 06:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (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 Very slowly subsiding northwest winds remained strong enough to cause significant drifting snow and areas of very low visibilities in blowing snow through the night of December 27th. Travel remained difficult and hazardous, and wind chills were around zero at times. A vehicle driven by a 69 year old Lake Shetek woman slid off a road near her home on the night of December 27th. The woman was later found dead by a snowplow driver some distance from the vehicle, and ii was determined that she died after attempting to walk to a highway from her vehicle.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 69 Female Outside/Open Areas


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
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (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
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 12/23/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 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
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 12/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 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
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (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
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 12/26/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 15.00K 0.00K