Ice Storm and Snow: January 10-11, 2013

Ice storm and snow follows balmy weather in Minnesota.

Minnesota lived up to its name as a land of extremes on January 10-11 as a variety of weather conditions moved across the state. Beginning with January 10, warm air surged into Minnesota, and where there was a bit of sunshine temperatures soared into the upper 40's. International Falls had a record high of 48 degrees, breaking the old record of 41 that was set in 2012. Orwell Dam also saw 48 degrees.

Rain surged northward across the state during the afternoon of January 10, out ahead of a frontal system in the Dakotas. The air was warm enough to fall as rain over Minnesota, but the ground was cold enough to have some of this rain freeze in scattered areas during the overnight hours, especially on surfaces that were shaded by the sun from the afternoon before. In central and northern Minnesota, freezing rain fell during the overnight hours and continued on January 11. Some light accumulations were reported, with sidewalks slippery. .2 (two tenths) of an inch of ice accumulated in McGregor by 9:05pm January 10. More than a quarter inch of ice accumulated in Bagley in Clearwater County with horses having extreme difficulty walking short distances.

National Weather Service Storm Summaries


Listed below are Storm Reports and Public Information Statements from the National Weather Service.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
357 PM CST FRI JAN 11 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0331 PM     FREEZING RAIN    8 SSW BIGFORK           47.64N 93.72W
01/11/2013  E0.20 INCH       ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            0.47 INCH LIQUID. MOST ICE HAS MELTED DURING THE DAY.
            COUNTY/SECONDARY ROADS STILL VERY SLIPPERY AS OF 3 PM.

0334 PM     FREEZING RAIN    4 SSE NORTHOME          47.82N 94.23W
01/11/2013  E0.05 INCH       ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LIGHT ICE ACCUM THIS MORNING HAS MELTED DURING THE DAY.
            COUNTY/SECONDARY ROADS STILL SLIPPERY AS OF 3 PM.

0336 PM     FREEZING RAIN    7 WSW REMER             47.02N 94.05W
01/11/2013  E0.05 INCH       CASS               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LIGHT ICE ACCUM ON UNTREATED ROADS THIS MORNING. HAS
            MELTED DURING THE DAY. SOME COUNTY/SECONDARY ROADS ARE
            STILL SLICK AS OF 3 PM.

0342 PM     FREEZING RAIN    2 SW RAY                48.39N 93.24W
01/11/2013  E0.05 INCH       KOOCHICHING        MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LIGHT GLAZE OF ICE THIS MORNING. MOST HAS MELTED DURING
            THE DAY. COUNTY/SECONDARY ROADS STILL VERY SLIPPERY AS OF
            3 PM.

0351 PM     FREEZING RAIN    GRAND RAPIDS            47.23N 93.52W
01/11/2013  E0.05 INCH       ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LIGHT ICE ACCUM ON UNTREATED ROADS THIS MORNING. MOST HAS
            MELTED DURING THE DAY. 0.60 INCH LIQUID.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
407 AM CST FRI JAN 11 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0354 AM     FREEZING RAIN    LONG PRAIRIE            45.98N 94.86W
01/11/2013  E0.00 INCH       TODD               MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION REPORTED. VERY SLIPPERY CONDITIONS
            ON BACK ROADS AND SIDEWALKS. TREATED MAIN ROADS ARE IN
            FAIR CONDITION.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
928 PM CST THU JAN 10 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0905 PM     FREEZING RAIN    7 N MCGREGOR            46.71N 93.31W
01/10/2013  M0.20 INCH       AITKIN             MN   COCORAHS

            MODERATE RAIN CONTINUES. 0.10 ICE ACCUMULATION IN LAST
            HOUR. ALL GROUND SURFACES EXTREMLY SLIPPERY WITH WET ICE.
            OBSERVER REPORTS TRAFFIC ON AITKIN CO. 14 BARELY MOVING.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
919 PM CST THU JAN 10 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0913 PM     FREEZING RAIN    1 SSW BURNSVILLE        44.75N 93.29W
01/10/2013  E0.00 INCH       DAKOTA             MN   PUBLIC

            LIGHT GLAZE NEAR BURNSVILLE REPORTED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
915 PM CST THU JAN 10 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0910 PM     FREEZING RAIN    BUFFALO                 45.18N 93.87W
01/10/2013  E0.00 INCH       WRIGHT             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            MANY ROADS GLAZED...ESPECIALLY THOSE IN RURAL AREAS
            AROUND THE COUNTY. COUPLE OF MINOR ACCIDENTS IN BUFFALO.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
910 PM CST THU JAN 10 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0900 PM     FREEZING RAIN    RED WING                44.58N 92.60W
01/10/2013  E0.00 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FEW ACCIDENTS AROUND RED WING. COUPLE VEHICLES IN
            DITCHES.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS ND
953 AM CST FRI JAN 11 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0945 AM     ICE STORM        8 S BAGLEY              47.41N 95.40W
01/11/2013                   CLEARWATER         MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ICE ACCRETION TO A DEPTH BETTER THAN ONE QUARTER INCH.
            HORSES HAVING EXTREME DIFFICULTY WALKING SHORT DISTANCES.