Eastern ND and Northwest MN Weather History

The Weather History for October 24th

Blizzard in upper Midwest and Northern Plains. A low pressure system rapidly moved from Alberta, Canada along the US border, then slowed and intensified over northeastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota on October 24 into the early morning hours of October 25. The storm brought blizzard conditions and heavy snow to the area and wind gusts over 40 mph along with 8-12 inches of snow, with up to 14 inches in some locations in western Marshall County in northwestern Minnesota. Snowdrifts of 2-4 feet were common. A storm total of 10.9 inches occurred at the NWS office in Grand Forks, and it was the largest snowfall amounts ever recorded in October, breaking the previous record of 7.5 inches on October 19, 1926. Blizzard Al with 11 inches in Grand Forks.

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