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Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MAHNOMEN
WFO FGF
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-03-11 22:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-03-12 06:00:00.0 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
NORMAN (ZONE) NORMAN (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST MARSHALL (ZONE) WEST MARSHALL (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KITTSON (ZONE) KITTSON (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKIN (ZONE) WILKIN (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST POLK (ZONE) WEST POLK (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 20:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) WEST OTTER TAIL (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 21:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 21:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 22:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST POLK (ZONE) EAST POLK (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 22:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST BECKER (ZONE) WEST BECKER (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 22:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PENNINGTON (ZONE) PENNINGTON (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 22:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RED LAKE (ZONE) RED LAKE (ZONE) MN 03/11/2011 22:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K