February 21-22, 2013 Winter Storm

Meteorological Overview Snowfall Map Snow Depth Analysis

Snowfall Totals

 Overview

A storm system lifted from the central Plains to the Upper Mississippi River Valley during the evening hours of February 21st into the late afternoon of February 22nd, bringing widespread accumulating snow.

  • 5 to 8 inches were common snow totals across the area
  • The snow was heaviest during the overnight hours with snowfall rates of 1-2" per hour
  • This storm also brought record breaking snows to parts of the central Plains, with snow rates around 4" per hour and thundersnow
  • The system was unique in that it was forecasted as much as 10 days in advance, with remarkable consistency and little variation in track.

 Regional radar loop 6 pm Feb. 21 to 6 pm Feb. 22 

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 Snowfall Map

Upper Mississippi River Valley Feb.21-22 Totals

Midwest Snow Totals Feb. 20 - 22 (72 hours)


 Snow Depth Analysis

Snow Depth before storm system (Feb 19, 2013)

Snow Depth after storm system (Feb 23, 2013)


  Snowfall Reports


...SNOW REPORTS FROM FEBRUARY 21-22 2013 WINTER STORM...

LOCATION                       AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       LAT/LON              

IOWA

...ALLAMAKEE...
DORCHESTER                     5.5 IN    0948 AM 02/22   43.47N/91.52W
LANSING 4SE                    5.4 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.32N/91.16W        
WATERVILLE 8S                  5.0 IN    0952 AM 02/22   43.11N/91.29W        
WAUKON                         4.5 IN    1019 AM 02/22   43.27N/91.47W        

...CHICKASAW...
NASHUA                         5.0 IN    0933 AM 02/22   42.95N/92.54W        
N. WASHINGTON                  4.8 IN    0930 AM 02/22   43.12N/92.42W        

...CLAYTON...
MONONA WWTP                    5.5 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.04N/91.40W        
VOLGA 1NE                      5.5 IN    0700 AM 02/23   42.81N/91.52W        
GUTTENBERG DAM 10              4.5 IN    0600 AM 02/23   42.79N/91.10W        

...FAYETTE...
1 W OELWEIN                    7.0 IN    0500 AM 02/23   42.68N/91.93W        
FAYETTE                        6.7 IN    0700 AM 02/23   42.85N/91.82W        
CLERMONT                       4.7 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.00N/91.66W        

...FLOYD...
CHARLES CITY                   4.4 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.06N/92.67W        

...HOWARD...
CRESCO                         6.0 IN    1113 AM 02/22   43.38N/92.12W        
RICEVILLE                      6.0 IN    0936 AM 02/22   43.36N/92.55W        
ELMA                           4.7 IN    0944 AM 02/22   43.24N/92.44W        

...MITCHELL...
OTRANTO                        7.5 IN    1100 AM 02/22   43.49N/93.01W        
ST ANSGAR                      6.2 IN    0630 AM 02/23   43.38N/92.92W        
OSAGE                          4.0 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.28N/92.81W        

...WINNESHIEK...
DECORAH                        6.0 IN    0933 AM 02/22   43.30N/91.80W              
4 S SATTRE                     5.5 IN    0600 AM 02/23   43.34N/91.64W 
SPILLVILLE                     5.2 IN    0116 PM 02/22   43.20N/91.95W        
BLUFFTON                       5.0 IN    1052 AM 02/22   43.40N/91.93W        
OSSIAN                         5.0 IN    1001 AM 02/22   43.15N/91.77W       

MINNESOTA

...DODGE...
MANTORVILLE                    9.0 IN    1101 AM 02/22   44.07N/92.76W        
2 SSE CLAREMONT                8.6 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.01N/92.99W    
KASSON 4SE                     8.0 IN    1014 AM 02/22   43.98N/92.72W      

...FILLMORE...
LANESBORO                      7.6 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.72N/91.97W        
HIGHLAND                       7.0 IN    1007 AM 02/22   43.69N/91.89W        
PETERSON 1S                    6.5 IN    1012 AM 02/22   43.78N/91.82W        
SPRING VALLEY 3E               6.2 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.68N/92.33W        
FOUNTAIN                       6.0 IN    1211 PM 02/22   43.74N/92.13W  
PRESTON                        5.1 IN    0800 AM 02/23   43.67N/92.07W           

...HOUSTON...
CALEDONIA 5S                   6.0 IN    1014 AM 02/22   43.56N/91.51W        
RENO 3SW                       4.6 IN    0112 PM 02/22   43.53N/91.33W      

...MOWER...
1 W AUSTIN                     7.5 IN    0259 PM 02/22   43.67N/92.99W
AUSTIN KAAL TV                 6.7 IN    0932 AM 02/22   43.68N/92.95W        
LE ROY                         6.5 IN    1155 AM 02/22   43.51N/92.51W      
GRAND MEADOW                   6.4 IN    0500 AM 02/23   43.71N/92.56W        
AUSTIN WASTE WATER TREATMENT   5.3 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.65N/92.97W        

...OLMSTED...
1 E BYRON                      7.5 IN    1117 AM 02/22   44.03N/92.63W   
BYRON 4 NORTH                  7.4 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.09N/92.64W        
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPOR 7.3 IN    0600 AM 02/23   43.91N/92.50W           
WHITEWATER PARK                6.4 IN    1030 AM 02/22   44.04N/92.10W        
MAPLE VALLEY GC                6.0 IN    1028 AM 02/22   44.02N/92.42W        
ROCHESTER KTTC TV              6.0 IN    0931 AM 02/22   44.09N/92.51W        
ELGIN 2SSW                     4.3 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.10N/92.27W

...WABASHA...
READS LANDING 1W               7.6 IN    1038 AM 02/22   44.40N/92.17W        
MAZEPPA 5SE                    7.1 IN    0103 PM 02/22   44.21N/92.48W        
LAKE CITY                      7.0 IN    0800 AM 02/23   44.44N/92.28W 
WABASHA                        6.8 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.38N/92.05W        
WABASHA 5S                     5.0 IN    0104 PM 02/22   44.32N/92.05W        

...WINONA...
WINONA 3S                      7.0 IN    0235 PM 02/22   43.99N/91.61W        
LEWISTON                       7.0 IN    0925 AM 02/22   43.99N/91.87W  
2 NNW PICKWICK                 6.3 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.02N/91.61W        
MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5           6.2 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.16N/91.81W        
WINONA DAM 5A                  6.0 IN    0600 AM 02/23   44.09N/91.67W        
LA CRESCENT DAM 7              6.0 IN    0600 AM 02/23   43.87N/91.31W        
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6              6.0 IN    0600 AM 02/23   44.00N/91.44W        
ALTURA 5W                      6.0 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.06N/92.04W        
4 SW ELBA                      5.6 IN    0843 AM 02/23   44.04N/92.06W        

WISCONSIN

...ADAMS...
MONROE CENTER 1E               5.6 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.11N/89.92W        
ARKDALE                        5.4 IN    0843 AM 02/23   44.03N/89.88W        
FRIENDSHIP                     5.2 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.98N/89.83W        

...BUFFALO...
ALMA DAM 4                     8.3 IN    0600 AM 02/23   44.33N/91.92W        
COCHRANE                       5.5 IN    1036 AM 02/22   44.22N/91.82W        
DODGE 3S                       5.0 IN    0941 AM 02/22   44.09N/91.57W        

...CLARK...
ROCK DAM LAKE                  6.0 IN    0117 PM 02/22   44.73N/90.84W        
NEILLSVILLE 6N                 5.5 IN    0249 PM 02/22   44.63N/90.60W        
LONGWOOD                       4.5 IN    0145 PM 02/22   44.89N/90.60W        
OWEN 2N                        4.1 IN    0800 AM 02/23   44.98N/90.55W        
COLBY 4SW                      4.0 IN    0144 PM 02/22   44.87N/90.42W        
NEILLSVILLE 3ESE               3.5 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.54N/90.53W        
3 NNE VEEFKIND                 3.5 IN    1235 PM 02/22   44.74N/90.35W        
WITHEE                         2.0 IN    0254 PM 02/22   44.96N/90.60W        

...CRAWFORD...
FERRYVILLE 4ESE                6.0 IN    1020 AM 02/22   43.33N/91.02W        
SENECA                         5.0 IN    1202 PM 02/22   43.25N/90.98W        
MOUNT ZION 2NW                 4.1 IN    0840 AM 02/23   43.29N/90.87W        
4 N PLUGTOWN                   4.1 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.26N/90.76W        
STEUBEN 2SW                    4.0 IN    1030 AM 02/22   43.15N/90.89W        
MT. STERLING                   4.0 IN    1029 AM 02/22   43.32N/90.93W        
LYNXVILLE DAM 9                3.5 IN    0600 AM 02/23   43.21N/91.10W        

...GRANT...    
LANCASTER                      3.5 IN    0700 AM 02/23   42.85N/90.71W        
6 S MUSCODA                    3.3 IN    0841 AM 02/23   43.10N/90.43W        

...JACKSON...
HATFIELD DAM                   3.1 IN    0720 AM 02/23   44.41N/90.73W        

...LA CROSSE...
NWS LA CROSSE                  6.3 IN    0600 AM 02/23   43.82N/91.19W        
LA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT    6.1 IN    0600 AM 02/23   43.88N/91.26W        
LA CROSSE 4NNW                 6.0 IN    1156 AM 02/22   43.87N/91.27W        
SHELBY                         6.0 IN    1032 AM 02/22   43.76N/91.16W        
WEST SALEM                     5.8 IN    1205 PM 02/22   43.90N/91.10W        
ONALASKA                       5.8 IN    1159 AM 02/22   43.89N/91.22W        
LA CROSSE                      5.8 IN    1155 AM 02/22   43.81N/91.25W        
2 NW ONALASKA                  5.1 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.90N/91.24W        
FOUR CORNERS                   4.3 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.07N/90.92W        

...MONROE...
4 WNW KENDALL                  4.0 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.81N/90.44W        
TOMAH                          3.5 IN    0223 PM 02/22   43.98N/90.49W        

...RICHLAND...
RICHLAND CENTER 1NW            4.6 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.36N/90.42W        
RICHLAND CENTER                4.0 IN    0906 AM 02/22   43.33N/90.39W        

...TAYLOR...
MEDFORD                        6.0 IN    0800 AM 02/23   45.13N/90.34W        
JUMP RIVER 1NW                 4.5 IN    0255 PM 02/22   45.36N/90.80W        

...TREMPEALEAU...
OSSEO                          6.8 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.58N/91.22W        
ETTRICK 4WNW                   6.6 IN    0740 AM 02/23   44.19N/91.34W        
GALESVILLE 1SW                 6.6 IN    1212 PM 02/22   44.06N/91.37W   
GALESVILLE 2WSW                5.3 IN    0700 AM 02/23   44.07N/91.39W 

...VERNON...
HILLSBORO 1 WSW                5.3 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.65N/90.35W  
STODDARD 2NE                   5.3 IN    0117 PM 02/22   43.69N/91.18W        
STODDARD                       4.3 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.66N/91.22W   
LA FARGE                       4.2 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.57N/90.64W        
NEWRY 2W                       4.2 IN    0119 PM 02/22   43.72N/90.85W     
GENOA DAM 8                    4.0 IN    0600 AM 02/23   43.57N/91.23W        
VIROQUA                        3.9 IN    0700 AM 02/23   43.56N/90.88W

 

 


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