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Event Winter Storm
State MINNESOTA
County/Area DODGE
WFO ARX
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-01-29 05:15:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-01-29 20:00:00.0 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 An arctic cold front swept across southeast Minnesota during the morning of January 29. This system was accompanied by snow, with highest accumulations of 2 to 5 inches mainly along and north of a line from Austin (Mower County) to Wabasha (Wabasha County). Strong northwest wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph caused considerable blowing snow. In fact, blizzard conditions were reported in some locations such as Dodge Center (Dodge County), Rochester (Olmsted County) and Austin (Mower County). Conditions became dangerous very quickly as the snow started and winds dramatically increased. In Rochester, the temperature plummeted from 40F at midnight on the 29th to -12F shortly after 11 p.m. in the evening. This 52 degree drop tied a record for the sixth largest temperature change in a calendar day and was the largest temperature change in a calendar day since January 18, 1996.
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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
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) MN 01/29/2008 05:15 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 01/29/2008 05:15 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLMSTED (ZONE) OLMSTED (ZONE) MN 01/29/2008 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) MN 01/29/2008 08:15 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABASHA (ZONE) WABASHA (ZONE) MN 01/29/2008 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 01/29/2008 09:15 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLMSTED (ZONE) OLMSTED (ZONE) MN 01/29/2008 09:30 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINONA (ZONE) WINONA (ZONE) MN 01/29/2008 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) MN 01/29/2008 10:15 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABASHA (ZONE) WABASHA (ZONE) MN 01/29/2008 10:55 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K