Eastern ND and Northwest MN Weather History

The Weather History for January 4th

1/4/1997
A strong low pressure system tracked across southern Minnesota into Wisconsin, producing a band of heavy snow across west central Minnesota. 27 inches fell near Wadena, 24 inches at Orwell Dam, 20 inches at Elbow Lake, Fergus Falls, and New York Mills, 17 inches in Nevis, 15 inches in Detroit Lakes, and 13 inches in Dent. Due to the weight of the snow, numerous reports of collapsed roofs were received. Strong northerly winds in excess of 45 mph followed the heavy snow, resulting in blizzard conditions and prompting several interstate and highway closures.

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