Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area CARVER
WFO MPX
Report Source County Official
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-12-10 21:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-12-11 20:00:00.0 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 storm system began to organize across the Upper Midwest Friday afternoon, and intensified late Friday night and into Saturday as it moved across northern Iowa.
This storm system produced snowfall amounts in excess of one foot in many locations across east central Minnesota, and into west central Wisconsin. Some of the higher totals occurred across the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.
In the Twin Cities area, snowfall amounts ranged from 15 to 20 inches in Ramsey County, to 18-20 inches in the northern suburbs, and around 20-23 inches across the southern suburbs.
A rural Rice County man died while walking to his home during the blizzard.
The snow storm caused the Metrodome in Minneapolis to deflate and rip due to the weight and amount of snow on the teflon roof.
In addition to the high snowfall amounts, strong winds up to 50 mph caused blizzard conditions in many areas of southern Minnesota, including some areas of the southwest suburbs of the Twin Cities. As the wind speeds intensified, several roads closed, including I-90 from Albert Lea, to the South Dakota border for several hours during the height of the storm.
The snowfall intensify during the afternoon across east central and south central Minnesota, where snow plows were called off roadways, including county snowplows in the Twin Cities Metro area.
This was the biggest snowstorm since the infamous Halloween Blizzard of 1991, and was the fifth largest snowfall at the Twin Cities airport (17.1 Inches).
Event Narrative Snowfall amounts averaged around 16 inches across the county, along with whiteout conditions which caused plows to be pulled off the road for several hours.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 18.300M 0.00K
WATONWAN (ZONE) WATONWAN (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARTIN (ZONE) MARTIN (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARIBAULT (ZONE) FARIBAULT (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 19:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FREEBORN (ZONE) FREEBORN (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 19:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUE EARTH (ZONE) BLUE EARTH (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 19:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD (ZONE) REDWOOD (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 19:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 19:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASECA (ZONE) WASECA (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 19:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NICOLLET (ZONE) NICOLLET (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 19:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICE (ZONE) RICE (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE (ZONE) RENVILLE (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEELE (ZONE) STEELE (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YELLOW MEDICINE (ZONE) YELLOW MEDICINE (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LE SUEUR (ZONE) LE SUEUR (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOODHUE (ZONE) GOODHUE (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 20:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHIPPEWA (ZONE) CHIPPEWA (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 21:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWIFT (ZONE) SWIFT (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 21:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIBLEY (ZONE) SIBLEY (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 21:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KANDIYOHI (ZONE) KANDIYOHI (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 21:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAC QUI PARLE (ZONE) LAC QUI PARLE (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 21:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTT (ZONE) SCOTT (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 21:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAKOTA (ZONE) DAKOTA (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 21:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENNEPIN (ZONE) HENNEPIN (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 21:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 18.300M 0.00K
MCLEOD (ZONE) MCLEOD (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 21:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARVER (ZONE) CARVER (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 21:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEEKER (ZONE) MEEKER (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 22:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 22:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAMSEY (ZONE) RAMSEY (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 22:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WRIGHT (ZONE) WRIGHT (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 22:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEARNS (ZONE) STEARNS (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 22:30 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON (ZONE) BENTON (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 23:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANOKA (ZONE) ANOKA (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 23:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERBURNE (ZONE) SHERBURNE (ZONE) MN 12/10/2010 23:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ISANTI (ZONE) ISANTI (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHISAGO (ZONE) CHISAGO (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KANABEC (ZONE) KANABEC (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 01:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLE LACS (ZONE) MILLE LACS (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 01:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 18.300M 0.00K