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Record Breaking Storm - November 10, 1998

A massive storm moving through the Minnesota on November 10, 1998 brought heavy snow, damaging winds, and record breaking low pressure to some locations. Below you will find various statements released by the National Weather Service regarding this event.


RECORD EVENT REPORT...UPDATE AND CORRECTION FOR OLD RECORD
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
600 PM CST THU NOV 12 1998

THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE EVER RECORDED IN THE TWIN CITIES 
BEFORE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10 1998 WAS...28.62 INCHES SET ON
JANUARY 10 1975...DURING THE FAMED SUPER BOWL BLIZZARD.
THE LOWEST PRESSURE RECORDED AT THE TWIN CITIES AIRPORT TUESDAY 
NOVEMBER 10 1998 WAS...28.55 INCHES BETWEEN 1205 PM AND 110 PM.
THIS IS A NEW ALL TIME RECORD LOW PRESSURE FOR THE TWIN CITIES. 

THE FIVE LOWEST BAROMETRIC READINGS AT THE TWIN CITIES ARE...

28.55  NOV 10 1998
28.62  JAN 10 1975
28.77  APR 13 1964
28.77  FEB 26 1971
28.78  MAR 15 1920

ALSO...IT APPEARS THE LOWEST READINGS OF 28.43 AT BOTH AUSTIN 
AND ALBERT LEA WILL INDEED STAND UP AS THE STATE RECORD FOR
LOWEST MEASURED BAROMETRIC PRESSURE...ECLIPSING THE OLD RECORD OF
28.55 IN DULUTH ON JANUARY 11 1975.  SUPPORTING EVIDENCE FOR THIS 
IS THE 28.47 MEASURED BY NWS/FAA EQUIPMENT AT ROCHESTER SHORTLY 
BEFORE NOON. HOWEVER...WE STILL HAVE ONE MORE PARAMETER TO 
INVESTIGATE BEFORE MAKING 28.43 THE OFFICIAL NEW RECORD. 

CARLYON/KRAUSE

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
914 AM CST WED NOV 11 1998

...MORE INFORMATION FROM THE RECORD SETTING STORM WHICH
MOVED THROUGH MINNESOTA YESTERDAY...

CANBY MINNESOTA IN WESTERN LAC QUI PARLE COUNTY RECEIVED 13.5
INCHES OF SNOW WHICH WAS THE MOST SNOWFALL REPORTED TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES.  OTHER SNOWFALL
REPORTS INCLUDED...

10 INCHES...MADISON
 8 INCHES...STAPLES..MONTEVIDEO
 7 INCHES...GRANITE FALLS
 6 INCHES...BENSON..ALEXANDRIA..LONG PRAIRIE..NEW LONDON
 5 INCHES...WILLMAR..MORRIS..GLENWOOD
 4 INCHES...VESTA..ST CLOUD (ESTIMATE)
 2 INCHES...ALBERT LEA..REDWOOD FALLS..LITTLE FALLS

STRONG WEST WINDS SET IN DURING THE DAY TUESDAY.  SOME OF THE
HIGHEST GUSTS REPORTED INCLUDED...

64 MPH...ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
62 MPH...MANKATO
61 MPH...MADISON..NEW ULM
59 MPH...WILLMAR..REDWOOD FALLS..GLENWOOD
58 MPH...BENSON
55 MPH...FAIRMONT
48 MPH...SAVAGE
47 MPH...MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

MBK

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
930 PM CST TUE NOV 10 1998

SOME SNOW TOTALS RPORTED TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FROM  
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA - THE NOVEMBER 9-10 STORM...

LOCATION                SNOW TOTAL/OTHER REPORTS
 
GLENWOOD - KMGK RADIO - 5 INCHES (POWER LINES DOWN)
CANBY                   ABOUT 12 INCHES
MADISON  - KLQP RADIO - 9-10 INCHES (POWER OUTAGES, HEAVY ICE/SNOW
                                     ACCUMLATION ON TREES/POWER LINES) 
REDWOOD FALLS         - ABOUT 2 INCHES
GRANITE FALLS         - 7 INCHES
WILLMAR  - KWLM RADIO - UNKNOWN (BEFORE 6PM - 69 MPH WIND GUST RECORDED) 
OLIVIA   - KOLV RADIO - 4 INCHES

DWE

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1205 AM CST WED NOV 11 1998

...BIG STORM SETS SEVERAL RECORDS IN DULUTH...

NOT ONLY DID DULUTH BREAK ITS ALLTIME LOWEST PRESSURE READING
EVER RECORDED...NEW DAILY RECORDS FOR NOVEMBER 1OTH WERE SET
FOR PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL. 

AT 235 PM YESTEDAY NOVEMBER 10TH...THE PRESSURE DROPPED TO 28.475 
INCHES...OR 964.3 MILLIBARS...BREAKING THE OLD LOWEST PRESSURE RECORD
SET ON JANUARY 11 1975. THE OLD RECORD WAS 28.55 INCHES...OR 966.8 
MILLIBARS. THIS IS THE LOWEST PRESSURE EVER RECORDED IN DULUTH SINCE 
WEATHER RECORDS BEGAN BACK IN OCTOBER OF 1870.

A NEW DAILY RECORD FOR PRECIPITATION WAS SET ON NOVEMBER 10TH WITH 
2.33 INCHES RECORDED. THIS BREAKS THE OLD DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD 
FOR THE DAY OF 1.20 INCHES SET BACK IN 1880. A NEW DAILY SNOWFALL
RECORD WAS ALSO SET FOR NOVEMBER 10TH WITH  7.2 INCHES. THIS BREAKS 
THE OLD RECORD FOR THE DAY OF 3.9 INCHES SET IN 1982.  

SES

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
305 PM CST TUE NOV 10 1998

...SNOWSTORM CAUSES RECORDS TO FALL...

AS OF 3 PM SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL AND SO DO A FEW RECORDS.  SO FAR 12.5
INCHES HAVE BEEN RECORDED AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT JOE
FOSS FIELD.  BELOW IS A LISTING OF RECORDS THAT HAVE BEEN BROKE AND
ALSO GIVES AN IDEA HOW THIS STORM RATES WITH OTHERS THAT HAVE OCCURRED.

1)  THE PRESSURE OF 28.88 BROKE THE LOWEST PRESSURE EVER TO BE RECORDED
FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN SIOUX FALLS.  OLD RECORD 29.03 SET IN
1961.

2)  BROKE THE SNOWFALL RECORD FOR THE DAY OF NOVEMBER 10TH.  OLD RECORD
WAS 1 INCH SET IN 1896.

3)  SO FAR THIS STORM IS THE NINTH HEAVIEST 24 HOUR SNOWSTORM EVER TO
HIT SIOUX FALLS.

ONCE THE SNOW ENDS AT THE AIRPORT WE WILL KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THIS
SNOWSTORM FINALLY RATES TO OTHERS THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

TODD HEITKAMP
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST

 

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