February 5-6, 2008 Winter Storm


What Happened?

A strong low pressure system moved east northeast from southwest Missouri on Tuesday morning (February 5th) to east central Illinois on Wednesday morning (February 6th), and then continued to move across northern Indiana during the afternoon.  Snow moved into northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin during the afternoon of the February 5th and the snow gradually increased in intensity during the morning and early afternoon of February 6th.  Some thunder was reported across eastern Iowa, northern Illinois, and southern Wisconsin between 4 AM and 8 AM.  This increased snow rates up to two inches an hour.  There was a tight gradient of snow amounts across northeast Iowa, and southwest and central Wisconsin.  The highest snow total was 18 inches in Sinsinawa (southern Grant County).   Snow drifts of 2 to 3 feet were reported in Grant County.  The map below shows where the snow fell and approximate snow amounts.

Snow Totals

Snowfall from the February 5-6, 2008 Snow Storm

The table below contains some of the reported snow totals from this winter storm.
IOWA

LOCATION SNOWFALL TIME LAT/LON

...ALLAMAKEE COUNTY...
LANSING 4SE 2.2 0700 AM 43.32N 91.16W

...CLAYTON COUNTY...
GUTTENBERG L&D 10 10.0 0700 AM 42.79N 91.10W
ELKADER 6SSW 8.4 0700 AM 42.78N 91.45W
STRAWBERRY POINT 7.8 0700 AM 42.68N 91.53W
ELKADER 4.5 0700 AM 42.84N 91.40W
MONONA 6E 4.5 1238 PM 43.07N 91.29W

...FAYETTE COUNTY...
OELWEIN 1E 3.9 0700 AM 42.68N 91.88W
FAYETTE 3.1 0700 AM 42.83N 91.80W

...FLOYD COUNTY...
CHARLES CITY 0.5 0700 AM 43.05N 92.67W

...HOWARD COUNTY...
ELMA 0.4 0700 AM 43.24N 92.43W
CRESCO 1 NE 0.2 0700 AM 43.38N 92.10W


WISCONSIN

LOCATION SNOWFALL TIME LAT/LON

..ADAMS COUNTY...
FRIENDSHIP 0.5 0700 AM 43.98N 89.83W

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN 5.5 0700 AM 43.03N 91.15W
STEUBEN 3.3 1244 PM 43.18N 90.86W
GAYS MILLS 3.1 0700 AM 43.32N 90.85W
LYNXVILLE 3.1 1225 PM 43.26N 91.06W
MOUNT ZION 2NW 2.3 1232 PM 43.29N 90.87W

...GRANT COUNTY...
SINSINAWA 18.0 0700 AM 42.52N 90.53W
HAZEL GREEN 14.0 0253 PM 42.53N 90.44W
CUBA CITY 2NW 13.0 0700 AM 42.63N 90.46W
PLATTEVILLE 10.5 1200 PM
CUBA CITY 6N 10.0 0114 PM 42.71N 90.43W
PLATTEVILLE 9.0 1248 PM 42.74N 90.48W
LANCASTER 8.7 0700 AM 42.83N 90.78W
MUSCODA 6S 7.5 1254 PM 43.10N 90.44W
PATCH GROVE 5.0 1240 PM 42.94N 90.97W
BLUE RIVER 4.5 1237 PM 43.19N 90.57W

...JUNEAU COUNTY...
NECEDAH 2SE 0.2 0700 AM 44.00N 90.04W

...MONROE COUNTY...
TUNNEL CITY 1S 0.2 0700 AM 44.01N 90.57W

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
LONE ROCK 8.5 0255 PM 43.19N 90.2W
RICHLAND CENTER 4W 4.0 0700 AM 43.33N 90.38W
ITHACA 2S 3.5 1244 PM 41.32N 90.29W

...VERNON COUNTY...
READSTOWN 2.5 0700 AM 43.45N 90.76W
VIROQUA 1.4 0700 AM 43.54N 90.87W
HILLSBORO 1.1 0700 AM 43.65N 90.33W

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

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