Christmas Blizzard 2009 Snowfall and Wind Reports

Preliminary snowfall totals across western South Dakota from December 23 through December 27, 2009.
INCHES  LOCATION                 COUNTY           TYPE of OBSERVATION
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52.40   LEAD                     LAWRENCE         Co-op Observer
48.70   5 SSW LEAD               LAWRENCE         COCORAHS Report
45.20   2 NE DEADWOOD            LAWRENCE         Co-op Observer
30.00   7 SW SHADEHILL RESERVOIR PERKINS          Co-op Observer
27.00   LEMMON                   PERKINS          Co-op Observer
26.50   DOWNTOWN SPEARFISH       LAWRENCE         Co-op Observer
24.00   DOWNTOWN BELLE FOURCHE   BUTTE
24.00   MISSION                  TODD             Co-op Observer
19.00   4 NNW WHITEWOOD          LAWRENCE         COCORAHS Report
18.90   SILVER CITY              PENNINGTON       COCORAHS Report
18.00   MILESVILLE               HAAKON           Co-op Observer
17.00   DUPREE                   ZIEBACH          Co-op Observer
16.50   OPAL/12 SW MAURINE       MEADE            Co-op Observer
15.50   CEDAR BUTTE              MELLETTE         Co-op Observer
15.00   BISON                    PERKINS          Co-op Observer
14.00   2 SSE LUDLOW             HARDING          Co-op Observer
14.00   6 NW MILESVILLE          HAAKON           COCORAHS Report
14.00   WINNER                   TRIPP            Co-op Observer
14.00   11 N PORCUPINE           SHANNON          Co-op Observer
14.00   HOOVER                   BUTTE            Co-op Observer
11.70   3 E STURGIS/FT MEADE     MEADE            Co-op Observer
11.50   11 E MARTIN              BENNETT          COCORAHS Report
11.00   2 E COTTONWOOD           JACKSON          Co-op Observer
10.40   8 NNE BOX ELDER          MEADE            COCORAHS Report
10.20   8 SE INTERIOR            JACKSON          COCORAHS Report
9.10   13 SSE WALL              PENNINGTON       COCORAHS Report
9.10   N KADOKA                 JACKSON          COCORAHS Report
9.00   MARTIN                   BENNETT          Co-op Observer
8.50   6 ESE BOX ELDER          PENNINGTON       COCORAHS Report
8.00   2 WNW KADOKA             JACKSON          COCORAHS Report
 8.00   CAMP CROOK               HARDING          Co-op Observer
 7.90   DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY      PENNINGTON       NWS Office
 7.50   1 SW HAMILL              TRIPP            COCORAHS Report
 7.40   HILL CITY                PENNINGTON       Co-op Observer
 6.90   3WNW DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY PENNINGTON       COCORAHS Report
 5.80   PACTOLA ERSERVOIR        PENNINGTON       Co-op Observer
 5.60   RAPID CITY AIRPORT       PENNINGTON       NWS Observation
 5.50   9 SW DOWNTOWN RAPID CIT  PENNINGTON       COCORAHS Report
 5.50   DOWNTOWN HOT SPRINGS     FALL RIVER       Co-op Observer
 4.50   WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK  CUSTER           Co-op Observer
 3.30   MOUNT RUSHMORE           PENNINGTON       Co-op Observer
 2.00   EDGEMONT                 FALL RIVER       Co-op Observer
Peak wind gusts from automated weather stations (occurred December 25 unless indicated):
SPEED    LOCATION                 COUNTY           TIME of OBSERVATION
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76 MPH   DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY      PENNINGTON       344 PM
71 MPH   RAPID CITY AIRPORT       PENNINGTON       416 PM
63 MPH   ELLSWORTH AFB            MEADE            755 PM
61 MPH   BUFFALO                  HARDING          618 PM
58 MPH   CAPUTA                   PENNINGTON       320 PM
56 MPH   5 NE PORCUPINE           SHANNON          841 PM
56 PMH   UNION CENTER             MEADE            530 PM
54 MPH   PHILIP AIRPORT           HAAKON          1024 AM
54 MPH   WINNER AIRPORT           TRIPP            216 PM CST
54 MPH   6 W PARMALEE             TODD             420 PM CST
53 MPH   FAITH AIRPORT            MEADE           1147 AM
49 MPH   COTTONWOOD               JACKSON          157 PM
49 MPH   CUSTER STATE PARK        CUSTER           135 PM
47 MPH   CUSTER AIRPORT           CUSTER           826 PM
46 MPH   HAMILL                   TRIPP            352 PM CST
45 MPH   MARTIN                   BENNETT          333 PM
44 MPH   2 E SHERIDAN LAKE        PENNINGTON       903 PM
43 MPH   WHITE RIVER              MELLETTE         457 PM CST
43 MPH   EDGEMONT                 FALL RIVER       107 PM
41 MPH   PINE RIDGE AIRPORT       SHANNON          718 PM
40 MPH   LEMMON                   PERKINS          223 PM


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