THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER

CAMP SPRINGS, MD


STORM SUMMARY MESSAGE



STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 03 FOR NORTHERN PLAINS BLIZZARD
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD  
1000 PM CDT WED MAR 11 2009
 
...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS CONTINUE ACROSS MINNESOTA AND THE
DAKOTAS...
 
BLIZZARD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN DAKOTAS AND
WESTERN MINNESOTA.  WINTER STORM WARNINGS...WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORIES...AND WIND CHILL ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE
NORTHERN PLAINS EASTWARD INTO THE UPPER GREAT LAKES.
 
FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST
WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV

AT 900 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND SURFACE
OBSERVATIONS INDICATED A 999 MB SURFACE LOW LOCATED OVER NORTHERN
WISCONSIN AND THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN.  NORTH AND WEST OF
THE SURFACE LOW...A SWATH OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WAS REPORTED
ACROSS THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO THE UPPER GREAT LAKES.
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WERE RESULTING
IN WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES IN THE -30 TO -40 RANGE AND WERE
LOWERING VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING SNOW.

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 800 AM CDT MON MAR
09 THROUGH 900 PM CDT TUE MAR 10...

...MINNESOTA...
INTERNATIONAL FALLS                  16.3                     
THORHULT                             12.0                     
MILLERSVILLE                         10.5                     
ALEXANDRIA                            8.0                     
HALSTAD                               8.0                     
HILL CITY                             8.0                     
3 E ORR                               7.0                     
8 E LEADER                            7.0                     
WASKISH                               7.0                     
MOORHEAD                              6.6                     
2 NE LUTSEN                           6.5                     
3 E PEQUOT LAKES                      6.5                     
HACKENSACK                            6.5                     
WIRT                                  6.4                     
2 N SAUK CENTRE                       6.0                     
4 E PAYNE                             6.0                     
7 S BIGFORK                           6.0                     
BAUDETTE                              6.0                     
BEAVER BAY                            6.0                     
BEMIDJI                               5.5                     
ST JOSEPH                             3.0                     

...NORTH DAKOTA...
ASHLEY                                8.0                     
LINTON 5 NW                           8.0                     
FORT YATES                            7.0                     
JAMESTOWN                             6.0                     
VALLEY CITY                           4.0                     
FARGO                                 3.6                     
MARMARTH                              3.5                     
HAZELTON 4 NW                         3.4                     
GRAND FORKS                           3.2                     
STREETER 7 NW                         3.0                     

...SOUTH DAKOTA...
DEADWOOD 2 NE                        11.0                     
DOWNTOWN SPEARFISH 5 W                9.0                     
E TILFORD                             9.0                     
POLLOCK                               9.0                     
LEAD 5.5 SSW                          8.0                     
OPAL                                  8.0                     
SHADEHILL RESERVOIR 5 SSW             8.0                     
TIMBER LAKE                           8.0                     
STURGIS 1.0 S                         7.5                     
ARTAS                                 7.0                     
WHITEWOOD 4.2 NNW                     6.7                     
BELLE FOURCHE 0.9 SSE                 6.0                     
FAITH 36.3 W                          6.0                     
MCLAUGHLIN                            6.0                     
MEADOW 7 SE                           6.0                     
MUD BUTTE 8 SE                        6.0                     


A STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH EASTWARD OVER
THE UPPER GREAT LAKES THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.  THE DEEPENING
SURFACE LOW AND ASSOCIATED HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE UPPER GREAT LAKES AND INTO ONTARIO BY
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  STRONG WINDS RESULTING IN FRIGID WIND CHILL
TEMPERATURES AND BLOWING SNOW WILL BE PREVALENT BEHIND THE
DEPARTING STORM SYSTEM. TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
PREDICTION CENTER AT 400 AM CDT. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS
EVENT.

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Last Updated: 1030 PM EDT TUE MAR 10 2009