Snowfall Totals For December 3-4, 2010


Snowfall Maps Snowfall Reports

A relatively quick moving weather system dropped snow from the Dakotas across our area as it moved east-southeast from Friday, December 3rd through the overnight and early morning hours of Saturday, December 4, 2010.  The snow began to fall in southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa during the early afternoon hours on Friday and increased in intensity and coverage by the evening hours.  By mid-morning on Saturday the snowfall was already decreasing and moved out of the area shortly after that.  Wind speeds were also relatively light through the event limiting the amount of blowing and drifting.

Snowfall totals were heaviest from the Twin Cities metro area through southeast Minnesota to near Dubuque, IA, ranging from 6-10 inches.   On either side of this wide band, snowfall totals were closer to the 3 inch mark in north central Iowa and parts of central Wisconsin.  The north half of Wisconsin received the least amount.

Winter Storm Watches were issued ahead of the snow on Thursday morning (3:21 a.m.), followed by Winter Storm Warnings (pink color) and advisories (purple color) on Friday morning (3:48 a.m.) and again Saturday morning (2:25 a.m.) to warn people of the winter weather threat.

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Regional map of 24-hour snowfall totals (Dec. 3-4, 2010) ending 8:00 a.m. December 4, 2010 Local map of 24-hour snowfall totals (Dec. 3-4, 2010) ending 8:00 a.m. Dec.4th with some local totals plotted/labeled.

Snowfall Totals

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1215 PM CST SAT DEC 4 2010

...DECEMBER 3-4 SNOWFALL TOTALS...

LOCATION      SNOWFALL  TIME    LAT/LON

IOWA

...ALLAMAKEE COUNTY...
LANSING 4SE                   8.2         0746 AM 43.32N 91.16W
WAUKON                        8.0         0721 AM 43.27N 91.48W
HARPERS FERRY                 7.3         0811 AM 43.20N 91.15W
DORCHESTER                    7.0         1103 AM 43.47N 91.52W
POSTVILLE                     6.9         0821 AM 43.08N 91.57W
WAUKON 8NW                    6.5         0655 AM 43.34N 91.6W

...CHICKASAW COUNTY...
NEW HAMPTON                   4.5         0534 AM 43.06N 92.31W
IONIA                         4.0         0820 AM 43.04N 92.46W
NEW HAMPTON 1S                3.0         0922 AM 43.04N 92.32W

...CLAYTON COUNTY...
ELKADER                       8.0         0535 AM 42.85N 91.41W
MARQUETTE 3W                  7.5         0929 AM 43.04N 91.22W
VOLGA                         7.2         0653 AM 42.80N 91.54W
ELKADER 6SSW                  6.2         0804 AM 42.81N 91.43W
MARQUETTE                     6.0         0742 AM 43.04N 91.18W
STRAWBERRY POINT              6.0         0721 AM 42.68N 91.54W
GUTTENBERG                    6.0         0720 AM 42.79N 91.1W
EDGEWOOD                      6.0         0551 AM 42.64N 91.4W

...FAYETTE COUNTY...
FAYETTE                       7.4         0708 AM 42.84N 91.8W
WEST UNION                    7.0         0825 AM 42.96N 91.81W
WAUCOMA 3S                    6.0         0800 AM 43.03N 92.04W
OELWEIN 1WNW                  4.5         0800 AM 42.68N 91.93W

...FLOYD COUNTY...
CHARLES CITY                  2.8         0726 AM 43.07N 92.69W

...HOWARD COUNTY...
CRESCO 1NE                    5.5         0823 AM 43.38N 92.11W
CRESCO                        5.0         0535 AM 43.38N 92.12W

...MITCHELL COUNTY...
RICEVILLE                     5.8         0912 AM 43.36N 92.55W
OSAGE                         4.5         0534 AM 43.29N 92.81W
ST ANSGAR                     3.8         0750 AM 43.38N 92.92W

...WINNESHIEK COUNTY...
DECORAH 8ENE                  8.2         0801 AM 43.33N 91.7W
DECORAH                       8.0         0535 AM 43.31N 91.79W
DECORAH 5E                    7.0         1203 PM 43.30N 91.7W

MINNESOTA

...DODGE COUNTY...
DODGE CENTER                  7.0         0945 AM 44.03N 92.86W

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
LANESBORO                     9.6         0922 AM 43.72N 91.97W
PETERSON 1S                   9.5         0728 AM 43.78N 91.83W
CHATFIELD 9ESE                8.5         0756 AM 43.81N 92.08W
SPRING VALLEY 3E              8.4         0759 AM 43.68N 92.31W
PRESTON                       7.8         0841 AM 43.68N 92.08W
PRESTON                       7.8         0935 AM 43.67N 92.08W
HIGHLAND                      7.5         1058 AM 43.69N 91.89W
HARMONY                       7.0         1021 AM 43.56N 92.01W
SPRING VALLEY                 7.0         0805 AM 43.69N 92.39W

...HOUSTON COUNTY...
HOUSTON 5E                    9.5         0957 AM 43.76N 91.49W
RENO 3SW                      8.5         1136 AM 43.53N 91.33W
CALEDONIA 6S                  8.0         0638 AM 43.54N 91.5W
LA CRESCENT 1N                7.3         0937 AM 43.83N 91.31W
LA CRESCENT                   7.3         0628 AM 43.83N 91.3W
SPRING GROVE                  7.2         0747 AM 43.56N 91.64W

...MOWER COUNTY...
GRAND MEADOW                  8.2         0609 AM 43.71N 92.57W
BROWNSDALE                    6.5         0950 AM 43.74N 92.87W
AUSTIN                        6.0         0533 AM 43.67N 92.98W

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
ORONOCO                       9.3         0914 AM 44.16N 92.54W
ROCHESTER AIRPORT             9.0         1200 PM 43.91N 92.5W
BYRON                         8.6         0730 AM 44.03N 92.65W
EYOTA                         8.5         1215 PM 43.99N 92.23W
DOVER 3S                      7.8         1132 AM 43.94N 92.13W

...WABASHA COUNTY...
PLAINVIEW                     8.6         0906 AM 44.16N 92.17W
THEILMAN                      8.4         0819 AM 44.30N 92.2W
LAKE CITY                     7.0         0758 AM 44.45N 92.28W
WABASHA 5S                    6.0         1059 AM 44.32N 92.05W
WABASHA                       4.8         0730 AM 44.37N 92.04W

...WINONA COUNTY...
GOODVIEW                      9.0         0710 AM 44.07N 91.71W
WINONA 4SW                    9.0         0652 AM 44.02N 91.69W
WINONA 3SE                    8.9         0757 AM 44.03N 91.63W
WINONA 3S                     8.0         0909 AM 43.99N 91.61W
WINONA                        7.0         0534 AM 44.05N 91.66W
MINNESOTA CITY                6.7         0711 AM 44.09N 91.75W

WISCONSIN

...ADAMS COUNTY...
ARKDALE                       4.4         1136 AM 44.03N 89.88W
FRIENDSHIP                    3.0         0524 AM 43.96N 89.82W

...BUFFALO COUNTY...
BUFFALO                       6.0         1138 AM 44.22N 91.87W
MONDOVI 6S                    5.0         0813 AM 44.52N 91.67W
ALMA                          4.8         0613 AM 44.33N 91.92W

...CLARK COUNTY...
NEILLSVILLE                   3.5         0525 AM 44.56N 90.59W
OWEN                          0.9         0834 AM 44.95N 90.57W

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
LYNXVILLE                     7.5         0611 AM 43.25N 91.05W
SOLDIERS GROVE                7.3         0815 AM 43.39N 90.77W
GAYS MILLS 6SE                7.0         1058 AM 43.28N 90.8W
STEUBEN 4SE                   5.0         0744 AM 43.16N 90.82W

...GRANT COUNTY...
SINSINAWA                     10.5        0901 AM 42.52N 90.54W
PLATTEVILLE                   8.5         0823 AM 42.74N 90.48W
LANCASTER                     7.0         0717 AM 42.84N 90.71W
CUBA CITY                     6.0         0832 AM 42.60N 90.43W

...JACKSON COUNTY...
MERRILLAN                     5.0         1000 AM 44.45N 90.84W
TAYLOR                        4.5         0716 AM 44.32N 91.12W
BLACK RIVER FALLS             3.5         0528 AM 44.30N 90.86W

...JUNEAU COUNTY...
MAUSTON WRJC RADIO            4.5         1001 AM 43.82N 90.07W
NECEDAH 2SE                   3.0         0747 AM 44.01N 90.05W

...LA CROSSE COUNTY...
LA CROSSE 3S                  6.5         0848 AM 43.80N 91.23W
LA CROSSE NWS                 6.5         1105 AM 43.28N 91.19W
LA CROSSE                     6.2         0623 AM 43.81N 91.25W
LA CROSSE AIRPORT (LSE)       6.1         0612 AM 43.87N 91.26W
HOLMEN 1SW                    5.8         0749 AM 43.95N 91.27W
ONALASKA 2N                   5.7         1057 AM 43.91N 91.22W
LA CROSSE 5SE                 5.5         0915 AM 43.80N 91.19W
HOLMEN                        4.9         0740 AM 43.96N 91.27W
HOLMEN 2S                     4.4         0610 AM 43.95N 91.26W

...MONROE COUNTY...
WILTON 4E                     6.5         0752 AM 43.82N 90.48W
TUNNEL CITY 1S                6.2         0920 AM 43.99N 90.57W
FOUR CORNERS                  6.0         0731 AM 44.08N 90.91W
SPARTA                        5.4         0810 AM 43.95N 90.81W
WARRENS 5WSW                  4.1         0806 AM 44.11N 90.59W

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
RICHLAND CENTER 1WNW          6.0         0722 AM 43.34N 90.4W
RICHLAND CENTER               5.5         1155 AM 43.34N 90.39W

...TAYLOR COUNTY...
MEDFORD                       T           0839 AM 45.14N 90.35W

...TREMPEALEAU COUNTY...
GALESVILLE                    6.8         0757 AM 44.08N 91.36W
INDEPENDENCE 3NE              6.0         0943 AM 44.39N 91.39W
TREMPEALEAU                   6.0         0616 AM 44.01N 91.44W
BLAIR 2NW                     5.0         0816 AM 44.31N 91.25W
ARCADIA                       5.0         0752 AM 44.25N 91.49W
OSSEO                         4.5         0636 AM 44.58N 91.21W
WHITEHALL                     4.0         0526 AM 44.37N 91.32W

...VERNON COUNTY...
DE SOTO                       9.5         0819 AM 43.43N 91.2W
DE SOTO 1SE                   9.5         0826 AM 43.42N 91.19W
STODDARD                      8.1         0831 AM 43.66N 91.22W
GENOA                         7.5         0610 AM 43.57N 91.23W
VIROQUA                       7.3         0800 AM 43.58N 90.88W
LA FARGE                      6.5         0829 AM 43.58N 90.64W
WESTBY 3ENE                   5.3         0809 AM 43.66N 90.82W
HILLSBORO 1SW                 4.8         0817 AM 43.65N 90.35W
ONTARIO                       4.4         0753 AM 43.72N 90.59W

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE.  NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.


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