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Event Details

Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area ROCK
WFO FSD
Begin Date 12/11/2010 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/11/2010 21:00:00 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 Snowfall ranging from 5 to 10 inches was accompanied by sustained northwest winds which reached 40 mph at times, with gusts as high as 55 mph. The snowfall, strong winds, and existing snow cover resulted in widespread blizzard conditions. Travel was made impossible in much of the area. There were several accidents and vehicles going into ditches, attributed to slick roads and low visibilities. Several motorists were stranded. Businesses were forced to close, and several school and other weekend activities were canceled or postponed.
Event Narrative Snowfall of 5 to 8 inches, existing snow cover, and northwest winds gusting to over 50 mph combined to cause widespread blizzard conditions with frequent zero visibilities and dangerous wind chills. The storm made travel difficult to impossible, with several accidents reported, and some motorists becoming stranded. Interstate 90 was closed during the storm. Numerous businesses were forced to close, and weekend activities including some school events were canceled or postponed.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLES (ZONE) NOBLES (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 12/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 2 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 0.00K 0.00K