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Event Details

Event Extreme Cold/Wind Chill
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MURRAY
WFO FSD
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-07 21:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-01-08 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 New snowfall varying from 4 to 10 inches, previous snow cover, and northwest winds gusting to around 40 mph combined to produce widespread blowing and drifting snow over all of southwest Minnesota. Blizzard conditions were observed, ranging from spotty to widespread visibilities a quarter mile or less. Travel was brought to a standstill during the worst conditions. Even where visibilities were higher, travel was extremely difficult and dangerous because of the snowfall, drifting snow, and dangerous wind chills that accompanied the storm. The storm forced the closing of schools and businesses, and postponement of athletic events and other activities. The snow and blowing snow took place on January 6th and 7th, while dangerous wind chills continued well into January 8th.
Event Narrative Persistent north to northwest winds combined with very cold air to produce wind chill values the frequently dropped to 35 below zero or a little colder. These extremely dangerous wind chills added to the hazards produced by the preceding winter storm. As winds slowly subsided during the night of January 7th, temperatures continued to drop to well below zero, keeping the wind chills at the very dangerous level through the morning of January 8th.


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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
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 01/06/2010 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 01/07/2010 21:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 01/07/2010 21:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 01/07/2010 21:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 01/07/2010 21:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 01/07/2010 21:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 01/07/2010 21:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 01/07/2010 21:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 01/07/2010 21:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K