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Event Blizzard
State SOUTH DAKOTA
County/Area MCPHERSON
WFO ABR
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-06 12:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-01-07 05:00:00.0 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 A strong Alberta Clipper low pressure system tracked southeast through the northern plains on Tuesday night, January 5th through Wednesday, January 6th. Sufficient Pacific moisture interacted with bitter cold Arctic air surging south from Canada resulting in widespread snowfall over much of central and north central South Dakota. Snowfall amounts generally ranged from 2 to 9 inches of fluffy snow. The snowfall began across central and north central South Dakota from the late afternoon through the late evening of the 5th. As the system tracked east, behind it strong north to northwest winds gusted to as high as 50 mph resulting in widespread blizzard conditions with near whiteout conditions at times. In fact, Interstate 90 across Jones and Lyman counties was closed for a time due to poor travel conditions. Schools throughout the region were also closed on the 6th, with some closed on the 7th. While there were several accidents reported, none resulted in major injures. The snow along with the strong winds also collapsed a hay shed. Some snowfall amounts included, 2 inches at Blunt and Timber Lake; 4 inches at Gettysburg and east of Hayes; 6 inches at Pierre, McLaughlin and Pollock; 7 inches at Gann Valley, Murdo, Eureka, Mobridge, Leola, Faulkton, and Ipswich, and 9 inches near McIntosh and Roscoe.
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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
CORSON (ZONE) CORSON (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STANLEY (ZONE) STANLEY (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEWEY (ZONE) DEWEY (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POTTER (ZONE) POTTER (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SULLY (ZONE) SULLY (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYMAN (ZONE) LYMAN (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 10:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUGHES (ZONE) HUGHES (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 11:15 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCPHERSON (ZONE) MCPHERSON (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 12:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMPBELL (ZONE) CAMPBELL (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 12:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDMUNDS (ZONE) EDMUNDS (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 14:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO (ZONE) BUFFALO (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAND (ZONE) HAND (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HYDE (ZONE) HYDE (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAULK (ZONE) FAULK (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 15:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 17:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPINK (ZONE) SPINK (ZONE) SD 01/06/2010 17:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K