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Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MOWER
WFO ARX
Begin Date 02/09/2008 12:00:00 CST-6
End Date 02/09/2008 22:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 6/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An arctic cold front moved through the area during the afternoon of February 9. This system was accompanied by falling temperatures and strong northwest wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph. Around a 40 degree temperature drop occurred at some locations, such as Rochester (Olmsted County) and Winona (Winona County) by the morning of February 10. Brisk winds resulted in lowest wind chill values ranging from 35 below to around 45 below.
Event Narrative A nine-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 90 in the northeast part of Mower County. Law enforcement officials reported near white-out conditions at the time of the accident. Winds were gusting to around 45 mph and causing considerable blowing snow. Six people were injured and a five month old girl died a week later due to injuries sustained in the accident.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 0 Female Vehicle/Towed Trailer


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 6 20.00K 0.00K
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 02/09/2008 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 1 6 20.00K 0.00K
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 02/10/2008 00:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINONA (ZONE) WINONA (ZONE) MN 02/10/2008 00:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FILLMORE (ZONE) FILLMORE (ZONE) MN 02/10/2008 00:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) MN 02/10/2008 00:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABASHA (ZONE) WABASHA (ZONE) MN 02/10/2008 00:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLMSTED (ZONE) OLMSTED (ZONE) MN 02/10/2008 00:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) MN 02/10/2008 00:00 CST-6 Extreme Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 6 20.00K 0.00K