Blizzard conditions befell the northeast corner of South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota late Friday night (Dec 19th) and during Saturday morning (Dec 20th).  Several inches of snow fell and then strong northwest winds picked up.  Between the falling snow and the blowing snow created by the increase in wind speeds, blizzard conditions developed early Saturday morning and persisted for several hours.  Here is a preliminary list of snow totals from around the area:

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
339 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2008


HEAVY SNOW REPORTS

LOCATION SNOW FALL TIME/DATE
(INCHES) OF OBSERVATION LAT LON
SOUTH DAKOTA

...GRANT COUNTY...
2 SSW MILBANK 7.0 M 800 AM 12/20 45.19N 96.65W

...MARSHALL COUNTY...
5 NNW VEBLEN 5.0 E 1044 AM 12/20 45.93N 97.33W

SNOW REPORTS

LOCATION SNOW FALL TIME/DATE
(INCHES) OF OBSERVATION LAT LON
MINNESOTA

...BIG STONE COUNTY...
1 N ORTONVILLE 5.0 M 800 AM 12/20 45.32N 96.44W

...TRAVERSE COUNTY...
WHEATON 4.2 M 700 AM 12/20 45.81N 96.50W
BROWNS VALLEY 6.0 M 800 AM 12/20 45.59N 96.83W
1 W TINTAH 6.4 M 800 AM 12/20 46.01N 96.34W

LOCATION SNOW FALL TIME/DATE
(INCHES) OF OBSERVATION LAT LON
SOUTH DAKOTA

...BROWN COUNTY...
8 NE COLUMBIA 1.5 M 800 AM 12/20 45.70N 98.19W

...CLARK COUNTY...
CLARK 2.7 M 700 AM 12/20 44.88N 97.73W

...DEUEL COUNTY...
CLEAR LAKE 6.0 M 1000 AM 12/20 44.77N 96.68W

...EDMUNDS COUNTY...
ROSCOE 2.0 M 700 AM 12/20 45.45N 99.33W
WNW ROSCOE 2.1 M 700 AM 12/20 45.45N 99.33W
1 E HOSMER 2.4 M 800 AM 12/20 45.58N 99.45W

...GRANT COUNTY...
2 SSW MILBANK 7.0 M 800 AM 12/20 45.19N 96.65W

...HUGHES COUNTY...
BLUNT 1.0 M 700 AM 12/20 44.52N 99.99W

...HYDE COUNTY...
2 NW STEPHAN 0.6 M 800 AM 12/20 44.27N 99.48W

...MARSHALL COUNTY...
ROY LAKE STATE PARK 5.0 M 700 AM 12/20 45.71N 97.43W

...MCPHERSON COUNTY...
EUREKA 2.0 M 700 AM 12/20 45.77N 99.62W

...ROBERTS COUNTY...
3 W SISSETON 2.1 M 700 AM 12/20 45.66N 97.11W
4 NNE VICTOR 4.0 M 700 AM 12/20 45.92N 96.80W
WILMOT 4.5 M 700 AM 12/20 45.41N 96.86W

...SPINK COUNTY...
DOLAND 1.5 M 800 AM 12/20 44.89N 98.10W
REDFIELD 2.0 M 800 AM 12/20 44.87N 98.52W
TURTON 4.0 M 700 AM 12/20 45.05N 98.10W


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