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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
County/Area TRAVERSE
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-04-25 09:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-04-26 03:00:00.0 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 A strong low pressure area brought widespread heavy snow of 8 to 14 inches to west central Minnesota for much of the 25th and into the early morning hours of the 26th. The precipitation began as light freezing rain in the morning across parts of the area before changing to all snow by noon. As the low pressure area intensified, snowfall rates and the north winds also increased. The heavy snow combined with the strong winds created widespread visibility problems along with large snowdrifts. Snowfall amounts included, 8 inches at Artichoke Lake, 9 inches at Tintah, 10 inches at Wheaton, 11 inches at Ortonville, 12 inches at Browns Valley, and 14 inches at White Rock.
There were some automobiles that went into the ditch along with some other automobiles damaged in accidents. There were also stranded motorists. Travel was not advised across the entire area and many schools were closed early. Emergency shelters when opened to house stranded motorists.
Event Narrative


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
BIG STONE (ZONE) BIG STONE (ZONE) MN 04/25/2008 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAVERSE (ZONE) TRAVERSE (ZONE) MN 04/25/2008 09:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K