Summary of January 11-12 Winter Storm

...SUMMARY OF JANUARY 11-12 WINTER STORM...

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKED FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS ON
FRIDAY TO THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES ON EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. A BAND
OF SNOW DEVELOPED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA INTO
NORTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA. THE BAND SHIFTED TO THE NORTH AND EAST INTO
NORTHWEST MINNESOTA DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THE
HEAVIEST SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OCCURRED FROM THE DEVILS LAKE BASIN
INTO THE NORTHERN RED RIVER VALLEY...WHERE ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 5
TO 8 INCHES OCCURRED. ANOTHER SWATH OF HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN
ABOUT 5 TO 7 INCHES OCCURRED FROM AROUND MIDDLE RIVER MN TO
ROOSEVELT MN. LESSER TOTALS OCCURRED FARTHER TO THE SOUTH AND EAST
ACROSS FAR SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. IN
ADDITION...A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT IN THE WAKE OF THE LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM RESULTED IN STRONG WINDS ACROSS EASTERN NORTH
DAKOTA AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY
MORNING...WITH WIND GUSTS EXCEEDING 40 MPH ACROSS PARTS OF THE NORTHERN
RED RIVER VALLEY AND DEVILS LAKE BASIN. THIS LED TO BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA AND FAR
NORTHWEST MINNESOTA.

SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS...

NORTH DAKOTA                                     SNOW
   LOCATION (COUNTY):                            FALL (IN)

   PEMBINA (PEMBINA)...............................7.0
   MICHIGAN UCOOP (NELSON).........................6.0
   PENN 6SE (RAMSEY)...............................6.0
   LANKIN 9SW (WALSH)..............................5.0
   STARKWEATHER (RAMSEY)...........................5.0
   SARLES 5NE (CAVALIER)...........................3.0
   GRAND FORKS NWS (GRAND FORKS)...................2.4
   HAVANA (SARGENT)................................1.8
   FARGO 1ESE (CASS)...............................1.6
   FARGO 3NE (CASS)................................1.4
   DURBIN (CASS)...................................1.4
   ASOS @ GRAND FORKS AP (GRAND FORKS).............1.3
   WEST FARGO 4SSE (CASS)..........................1.2
   ABERCROMBIE (RICHLAND)..........................1.0
   MCLEOD (RICHLAND)...............................0.8
   LIDGERWOOD (RICHLAND)...........................0.5

MINNESOTA                                        SNOW
   LOCATION (COUNTY):                            FALL (IN)

   CLIMAX 3WNW (POLK)..............................7.0
   ROOSEVELT 5N (LAKE OF THE WOODS)................7.0
   MIDDLE RIVER (MARSHALL).........................7.0
   GREENBUSH (ROSEAU)..............................4.0
   RED LAKE FALLS (RED LAKE).......................4.0
   CAMP NORRIS DNR (BELTRAMI)......................4.0
   BAUDETTE (LAKE OF THE WOODS)....................4.0
   LANCASTER (KITTSON).............................3.2
   ARGYLE (MARSHALL)...............................3.0
   WARROAD (MARSHALL)..............................3.0
   GRYGLA 10N (MARSHALL)...........................3.0
   WARREN 7NW (MARSHALL)...........................2.8
   GRYGLA (MARSHALL)...............................2.0
   GATZKE (MARSHALL)...............................2.0
   WASKISH (BELTRAMI)..............................2.0
   LAKE PARK (BECKER)..............................1.8
   MOORHEAD (CLAY).................................1.5
   SEBEKA (WADENA).................................1.5
   BRECKENRIDGE 3SE (WILKIN).......................0.9
   HAWLEY 9 SSE (CLAY).............................0.5
   UNDERWOOD 8NNE (OTTER TAIL).....................0.5
   OTTERTAIL (OTTER TAIL)..........................0.5
   PELICAN RAPIDS 6E (OTTER TAIL)..................0.4
   ROTHSAY (WILKIN)..............................TRACE
   WADENA (WADENA)...............................TRACE


HIGHEST WIND GUSTS...

NORTH DAKOTA                                     WIND
    LOCATION:                                    GUST (MPH)

    WALHALLA (AWOS).................................52
    LANGDON (AWOS)..................................48
    CAVALIER (AWOS).................................45
    CANDO (NDAWN)...................................42
    GRAND FORKS AP (ASOS)...........................41
    DEVILS LAKE (AWOS)..............................39
    COOPERSTOWN (AWOS)..............................39
    FARGO (ASOS)....................................39
    FOREST RIVER (NDAWN)............................35
    INKSTER (NDAWN).................................34
    PROSPER (NDAWN).................................33

MINNESOTA                                        WIND
    LOCATION:                                    GUST (MPH)

    ELDRED (NDAWN)..................................33
    CROOKSTON (AWOS)................................33
    STEPHEN (NDAWN).................................30
    WARREN (NDAWN)..................................30
    THIEF RIVER FALLS (AWOS)........................30
    BAUDETTE (ASOS).................................29
    HUMBOLDT (NDAWN)................................29
    ADA (NDAWN).....................................28
    ROSEAU (AWOS)...................................28
    PERLEY (NDAWN)..................................26
    GREENBUSH (NDAWN)...............................25
    SABIN (NDAWN)...................................23
THE FOLLOWING MAP IS A GENERAL ESTIMATE OF SNOWFALL TOTALS...IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE HEAVIER SNOWBANDS: 

 January 11-12 2013 Snowfall

 

 



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