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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 12/11/2010 13:08:00 CST-6
End Date 12/12/2010 08:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 33.50K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A powerful low pressure system tracked across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region during the evening hours of December 10th into the morning hours of December 12th. This brought heavy snow and blizzard conditions across portions of northeast Iowa. At least one indirect injury occurred in a car accident that was the result of slippery conditions after the storm. Volunteer cooperative observers measured snowfall amounts of 12 inches at Waukon (Allamakee County), 9.5 inches near Cresco (Howard County) and at Decorah (Winneshiek County), 8 inches at St. Ansgar (Mitchell County) and 7 inches at Ionia (Chickasaw County). In addition to the heavy snow, sustained wind speeds of 25 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour caused whiteout conditions, widespread road closures, stranded motorists and power outages.
Event Narrative Several accidents occurred across the county due to snow and ice covered roadways. Roadways remained snow and ice covered several days after the blizzard and caused many additional accidents.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 37.00K 0.00K
MITCHELL (ZONE) MITCHELL (ZONE) IA 12/10/2010 23:08 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHICKASAW (ZONE) CHICKASAW (ZONE) IA 12/10/2010 23:08 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINNESHIEK (ZONE) WINNESHIEK (ZONE) IA 12/10/2010 23:08 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 1.50K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) IA 12/10/2010 23:08 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOWARD (ZONE) HOWARD (ZONE) IA 12/10/2010 23:08 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) IA 12/10/2010 23:08 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) IA 12/11/2010 13:08 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) IA 12/11/2010 13:08 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 33.50K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 37.00K 0.00K