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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State SOUTH DAKOTA
County/Area BRULE
WFO FSD
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-03-01 08:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2007-03-03 06:00:00.0 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 Snow, producing accumulations ranging from light to heavy, was accompanied by winds gusting over 40 mph. The snow began early on March 1st after a brief respite from the previous snowfall, with winds increasing as the day went on. Blizzard conditions with widespread near zero visibility in snow and blowing snow resulted. Roads were blocked by drifting and travel was made impossible or extremely difficult. Numerous businesses and schools were forced to close, and school athletic events and other activities were cancelled. Of those who did attempt to travel during the storm, several vehicles were stranded and others slid off roads. There were a few reports of power outages. The blizzard followed another significant snow 1 to 2 days before, so even the areas with light additional accumulations suffered the blizzard conditions. The snow decreased on the night of March 2nd, with blizzard conditions abating by early morning on March 3rd. The heavier new snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches were from Sioux Falls and Salem north to Brookings and De Smet. The lighter accumulations of 1 to 3 inches were near the Missouri River from Vermillion and Yankton west to Pickstown and Gregory.
Event Narrative New snowfall of 4 to 6 inches beginning early morning on March 1st and continuing into the night of March 2nd was accompanied by sustained winds of over 30 mph at times with gusts over 40 mph. The combination of new snow, wind, and an already existing fresh snow cover resulted in a blizzard with widespread near zero visibilities. Drifting snow with the storm helped make travel impossible to extremely difficult. As a result, some who did attempt to travel became stuck or slid off roads. Schools and school activities were cancelled and numerous businesses closed. The blizzard conditions abated early on the morning of March 3rd.


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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
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 06:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 07:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRULE (ZONE) BRULE (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEADLE (ZONE) BEADLE (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANBORN (ZONE) SANBORN (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUTCHINSON (ZONE) HUTCHINSON (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREGORY (ZONE) GREGORY (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERAULD (ZONE) JERAULD (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YANKTON (ZONE) YANKTON (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BON HOMME (ZONE) BON HOMME (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVISON (ZONE) DAVISON (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINNEHAHA (ZONE) MINNEHAHA (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCOOK (ZONE) MCCOOK (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TURNER (ZONE) TURNER (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHARLES MIX (ZONE) CHARLES MIX (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AURORA (ZONE) AURORA (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANSON (ZONE) HANSON (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOODY (ZONE) MOODY (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINER (ZONE) MINER (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKINGS (ZONE) BROOKINGS (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSBURY (ZONE) KINGSBURY (ZONE) SD 03/01/2007 09:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K