Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Dense Fog
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MOWER
WFO ARX
Report Source AWOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-12-29 12:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-12-30 19:30:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/1 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Fog develop across southeast Minnesota and reduced the visibility to less than mile for an extended period starting on the 29th and continuing through much of the 30th. One person was killed in a car accident on U.S. Highway 63 in Mower County. During this period, an extended period of dense fog with visibilities of a quarter mile or less occurred. A brief period of freezing drizzle also occurred during the late afternoon of the 31st creating a glaze of ice on exposed surfaces. As an area of low pressure moved across the Midwest, warm air spread over the region and caused the deep snow pack to begin melting which resulted in the formation of the fog.
Event Narrative One person was killed in a car accident, on U.S. Highway 63, that occurred when the visibility was reduced by fog. The automated weather observing equipment at the Austin airport reported visibilities at or below 1 mile from the early morning of the 29th into the evening of the 30th. During this period, the visibility was reduced to a quarter mile or less from the mid morning hours into the middle of the afternoon of the 29th and again from the middle of the morning into the late afternoon of the 30th.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Injury Not Available Not Available Vehicle/Towed Trailer


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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 10.00K 0.00K
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 12/29/2010 12:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) MN 12/29/2010 12:15 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) MN 12/29/2010 14:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLMSTED (ZONE) OLMSTED (ZONE) MN 12/29/2010 14:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) MN 12/29/2010 15:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINONA (ZONE) WINONA (ZONE) MN 12/29/2010 15:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABASHA (ZONE) WABASHA (ZONE) MN 12/29/2010 15:00 CST-6 Dense Fog 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) MN 12/31/2010 16:45 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINONA (ZONE) WINONA (ZONE) MN 12/31/2010 17:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) MN 12/31/2010 17:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K