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Event Blizzard
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area CAVALIER
WFO FGF
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-03-11 16:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-03-12 03:50:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative This late winter blizzard was much like some of the killer blizzards of the past. Most of Friday the 11th was beautiful for mid March, with steady south winds and temperatures in the upper 30s to middle 40s. After beginning the month with highs in the teens and low 20s, the warmth of the day lulled many people into not believing that a blizzard was coming. By late in the afternoon into the evening, winds abruptly switched to the north-northwest and gusted from 50 to 60 mph. Combined with light falling snow, visibilities quickly dropped below a quarter mile in whiteout conditions. Despite the warnings that had been issued earlier, many people were caught off guard. Interstate 94 was closed from Fargo to Dickinson, Interstate 29 was closed from the Canadian border to the South Dakota border, and U. S. Highway 2 was closed from Grand Forks to Devils Lake.
Event Narrative


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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
CAVALIER (ZONE) CAVALIER (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENSON (ZONE) BENSON (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAMSEY (ZONE) RAMSEY (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWNER (ZONE) TOWNER (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 16:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN WALSH (ZONE) EASTERN WALSH (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARNES (ZONE) BARNES (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NELSON (ZONE) NELSON (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDDY (ZONE) EDDY (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PEMBINA (ZONE) PEMBINA (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANSOM (ZONE) RANSOM (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRIGGS (ZONE) GRIGGS (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SARGENT (ZONE) SARGENT (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN WALSH (ZONE) WESTERN WALSH (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 18:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAILL (ZONE) TRAILL (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASS (ZONE) CASS (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEELE (ZONE) STEELE (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAND FORKS (ZONE) GRAND FORKS (ZONE) ND 03/11/2011 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K