Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MEEKER
WFO MPX
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-12-15 21:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-12-16 09:00:00.0 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 Several weak waves, plus a nearly stationary boundary across southern Minnesota during the afternoon of December 15, through the morning of December 16th, caused a narrow band of 6 to 10 inches from near Benson, southeast to Owatonna. Although most of the snowfall was light during most of the event, the combination of strong forcing at mid levels of the atmosphere, plus temperatures in the favored area (-12 to -18C) of the dendritic zone, caused snowfall to increase before midnight December 15th, and continue through the morning of December 16th. Just northeast of the precipitation area, a very dry arctic air mass allowed for a sharp cutoff from several inches of snow in the southwest Suburbs of the Twin Cities, to only a Trace of snowfall at the international airport, and no snow in the northeast suburbs. Some of the heaviest snow fell in an area where high snowfall ratios of 25-1 combined with strong forcing, allowing for 6 to 8 inches of snow in a 12 hour period.
Event Narrative A band of moderate snow formed prior to midnight, December 15th, and continued through the mid morning hours of December 16th. A quick 6 to 10 inches occurred across the county by 9 am.


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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
STEVENS (ZONE) STEVENS (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWIFT (ZONE) SWIFT (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 15:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIBLEY (ZONE) SIBLEY (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KANDIYOHI (ZONE) KANDIYOHI (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEOD (ZONE) MCLEOD (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASECA (ZONE) WASECA (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARVER (ZONE) CARVER (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTT (ZONE) SCOTT (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICE (ZONE) RICE (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE (ZONE) RENVILLE (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEELE (ZONE) STEELE (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEEKER (ZONE) MEEKER (ZONE) MN 12/15/2010 21:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K