Early Blizzard Strikes Northwest Minnesota
and North Dakota October 24-25, 2001

A powerful fall storm system moved through the Upper Midwest on October 24 and 25, 2001. The storm brought stong winds of over 50 mph in places like St. Cloud and Rochester. One of the higher wind gusts was 55 mph in Rochester on October 25. This storm also brought the first measurable snow to many places in Minnesota with some areas in northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota digging out of a foot of snow. The highest snowfall reported was 14 inches at Argyle. Measurable snow was reported as far south as the Twin Cities, with a tenth of an inch reported at Chanhassen. For details concerning this storm see the links below. 

National Weather Service public information statements on the storm Other Information on the October 24-25 Blizzard


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