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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area COTTONWOOD
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 heavy accumulations, 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. Interstate 90 was closed during the storm. 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 several power outages. The weight of the heavy snow and the winds caused several machine shed roofs to collapse in the Tyler to Marshall area, with some machinery damage resulting. The blizzard followed another significant snow 1 to 2 days before. The snow decreased on the night of March 2nd, with blizzard conditions abating by early morning on March 3rd. New snow accumulations ranged from 8 to 16 inches.
Event Narrative New snowfall of 12 to 15 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. Power outages were reported as the heavy snow and strong winds brought down power lines. 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 0 170.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 03/01/2007 08:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 170.00K 0.00K