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Event Blizzard
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MURRAY
WFO FSD
Begin Date 04/10/2008 13:00:00 CST-6
End Date 04/11/2008 04:00:00 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 Rain and freezing rain changed to snow in southwest Minnesota during the afternoon of April 10th. The snow became moderate to heavy at times and was accompanied by north winds averaging 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph. This produced blizzard conditions from the Pipestone and Slayton areas north. The blizzard conditions continued into the early morning of April 11th. Traffic was brought to a standstill, and many schools and businesses were forced to close.
Event Narrative Snow, beginning as rain and freezing rain, fell from just after noon on April 10th to the very early morning of April 11th. The snow accumulated 1 to 6 inches with the greatest accumulations over the northwestern part of the county. The snow was accompanied by north winds averaging around 30 mph and gusting to 45 mph. This produced blizzard conditions, with zero visibilities and drifting snow making travel impossible. Schools and numerous businesses were forced to close. A few power outages were reported as power lines fell from the weight of the wet snow and the strong winds.


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
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 04/10/2008 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 04/10/2008 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 04/10/2008 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 04/10/2008 13:00 CST-6 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 04/10/2008 14:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K