Snowfall Event


February 15-16, 2006 Snow Totals
Table listing of totals below the map.

A potent storm system moved out of southern Kansas into the southern Great Lakes from Wednesday evening, February 15th into Thursday evening, February 16th.  Snow began to spread from west to east during the evening hours of the 15th with many areas reporting 1-3 inches of snow by daybreak on the 16th.

As the storm system intensified on Thursday, February 16th, snow increased in intensity and coverage.  Ample moisture and a tight temperature gradient across the region helped fuel the storm which produced a wide area of 5-8 inch snowfall, with isolated 9 inch reports.  Snow accumulated rapidly on the morning of the 16th in southwest Wisconsin where sleet was mixed in from time to time.  Elsewhere, southwest to northeast orientated bands of snow kept forming and reforming during the day bringing a prolonged but steady snowfall which ended up meeting warning criteria in most locations.

North to northwest winds also increased as the storm exited the region leading to significant blowing and drifting, especially in open and higher areas.  Temperatures fell significantly on the 17th behind the storm with dangerous wind chills.


 

Map of February 15-16, 2006 snowfall
Snowfall totals for February 15-16, 2006. 


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1235 PM CST FRI FEB 17 2006

...TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FROM FEBRUARY 15-16 WINTER STORM...

LOCATION                        COUNTY       SNOWFALL

...NORTHEAST IOWA...
DORCHESTER                      ALLAMAKEE       8.5
ELMA                            HOWARD          6.3
GARNAVILLO                      CLAYTON         6.2
LANSING 4SE                     ALLAMAKEE       5.9
CRESCO                          HOWARD          5.5
DECORAH                         WINNESHIEK      5.5
WAUKON 8NW                      ALLAMAKEE       5.5
CALMAR                          WINNESHIEK      5.4
WAUCOMA                         FAYETTE         5.3
EDGEWOOD                        CLAYTON         5.0
ELKADER                         CLAYTON         5.0
FARMERSBURG                     CLAYTON         5.0
OELWEIN                         FAYETTE         5.0
OSAGE                           MITCHELL        5.0
CHARLES CITY                    FLOYD           4.9
DORCHESTER                      ALLAMAKEE       4.5
ELKADER 6SSW                    CLAYTON         4.5
STRAWBERRY POINT                CLAYTON         4.5
WATERVILLE 8S                   ALLAMAKEE       4.5
NORTH WASHINGTON                CHICKASAW       4.2
NEW HAMPTON 1S                  CHICKASAW       4.0
ST ANSGAR 7NW                   MITCHELL        4.0
FAYETTE                         FAYETTE         3.6
KENDALLVILLE                    WINNESKIEK      3.5
IONIA                           CHICKASAW       3.1

...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...
CALEDONIA 6S                    HOUSTON         9.0
LA CRESCENT 1N                  HOUSTON         8.8
PRESTON                         FILLMORE        8.4
WINONA 4S                       WINONA          8.0
CHATFIELD 4W                    OLMSTEAD        7.8
WINONA 3SSE                     WINONA          7.5
HOUSTON 5NE                     HOUSTON         7.0
RUSHFORD                        FILLMORE        7.0
KELLOGG 4S                      WABASHA         6.9
BYRON 4S                        OLMSTED         6.8
ROCHESTER AP 2NE                OLMSTED         6.6
AUSTIN - KAAL-TV                MOWER           6.5
GRAND MEADOW                    MOWER           6.5
GOODVIEW                        WINONA          6.2
SPRING GROVE                    HOUSTON         6.1
ST CHARLES                      WINONA          6.0
WINONA DAM 5A                   WINONA          6.0
HOKAH 4NW                       HOUSTON         5.9
HIGHLAND                        FILLMORE        5.6
LANESBORO                       FILLMORE        5.6
RENO 3SW                        HOUSTON         5.6
MANTORVILLE 1NE                 DODGE           5.4
DOVER 3S                        OLMSTED         5.0
SPRING VALLEY                   FILLMORE        4.9
ORONOCO 2E                      OLMSTED         4.7
DODGE CENTER                    DODGE           4.0
PINE ISLAND 2S                  OLMSTED         3.5
REEDS LANDING 1W                WABASHA         3.0
ZUMBRO FALLS                    WABASHA         2.3
LAKE CITY                       WABASHA         1.4

...WISCONSIN...
BLACK RIVER FALLS               JACKSON         9.0
LA CROSSE 1N                    LA CROSSE       9.0
HATFIELD                        JACKSON         9.0
WEST SALEM                      LA CROSSE       9.0
WARRENS                         MONROE          8.9
FOUR CORNERS                    MONROE          8.7
LA CROSSE AP                    LA CROSSE       8.7
WARRENS 5WSW                    MONROE          8.7
LA CROSSE                       LA CROSSE       8.5
NECEDAH 3SE                     JUNEAU          8.5
MOUNT LA CROSSE                 LA CROSSE       8.3
SINSINAWA                       GRANT           8.3
SPARTA                          MONROE          8.3
GALESVILLE 1S                   TREMPEALEAU     8.2
LA CROSSE 5SE                   LA CROSSE       8.0
MAUSTON - WRJC RADIO            JUNEAU          8.0
ONTARIO                         VERNON          8.0
VIROQUA                         VERNON          8.0
TUNNEL CITY                     MONROE          7.8
FRIENDSHIP                      ADAMS           7.7
HOLLAND                         LA CROSSE       7.6
HIXTON 5W                       JACKSON         7.5
HOLMEN 2S                       LA CROSSE       7.5
MATHER                          JUNEAU          7.5
STODDARD 3NE                    LA CROSSE       7.2
BIG FLATS                       ADAMS           7.0
GALESVILLE 1E                   TREMPEALEAU     7.0
WILTON 3SE                      MONROE          7.0
LA CROSSE NWS                   LA CROSSE       6.9
COON VALLEY                     VERNON          6.8
FRENCH ISLAND                   LA CROSSE       6.8
ONALASKA                        LA CROSSE       6.7
ETTRICK                         TREMPEALEAU     6.5
NEW LISBON 2N                   JUNEAU          6.5
PLATTEVILLE                     GRANT           6.5
VICTORY                         CRAWFORD        6.5
HILLSBORO                       VERNON          6.3
HUMBIRD 2NE                     CLARK           6.2
READSTOWN                       VERNON          6.2
CUBA CITY 2NW                   GRANT           6.0
LANCASTER                       GRANT           6.0
RICHLAND CENTER                 RICHLAND        6.0
CUBA CITY                       GRANT           5.9
MEDFORD                         TAYLOR          5.9
LA FARGE                        VERNON          5.7
STEUBEN 4SE                     CRAWFORD        5.7
NEILLSVILLE 4NNE                CLARK           5.6
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN                CRAWFORD        5.6
ARCADIA                         TREMPEALEAU     5.5
BLAIR                           TREMPEALEAU     5.5
NEW LISBON                      JUNEAU          5.5
TAYLOR                          JACKSON         5.5
BOAZ 6NNW                       RICHLAND        5.4
RICHLAND CENTER 4W              RICHLAND        5.4
GAYS MILLS                      RICHLAND        5.0
NEILLSVILLE                     CLARK           5.0
NEILLSVILLE 3SW                 CLARK           5.0
STEUBEN                         CRAWFORD        4.8
GILMANTON 8SE                   BUFFALO         4.5
OSSEO                           TREMPEALEAU     4.5
GOODRICH                        TAYLOR          3.5
MONDOVI 6S                      BUFFALO         3.0
OWEN                            CLARK           3.0
MONDOVI                         BUFFALO         2.3

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

 

 

 


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