January 11-12, 2012 Snowfall

Snowfall Maps Snowfall Reports

After record warmth earlier in the week, a strong cold front moved through the region on Wednesday, January 11th dropping temperatures about 25 to 30 degrees in 48 hours. As precipitation moved into the area Wednesday evening (Jan.11th) it began to fall almost immediately in the form of snow with light accumulations (Trace to 3 inches) reported early Thursday morning (Jan.12th).

The relatively slow moving weather system continued to bring light snow to the region through most of Thursday (Jan.12th) as north to northwest winds increased leading to drifting of the relatively dry snow. Winds gusted between 30-40 mph at times that produced drifts in some areas of 2 to 4 feet high!

The snow continued into Thursday evening and gradually diminished to mainly flurries by the next day. This was a longer duration, dry snow fall event that had some minor impact on mainly travel.


snowfall ending january 12 2012

snowfall ending january 13 2012

24-hour snowfall ending January 12 - 7:00 a.m. CST

48-hour snowfall ending January 13 - 7:00 a.m. CST


Snowfall Reports

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1047 AM CST FRI JAN 13 2012

...STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR JANUARY 11TH-13TH ACROSS THE AREA...

LOCATION                   COUNTY               SNOWFALL

NORTHEAST IOWA

GUTTENBERG DAM 10         CLAYTON                 7.5
LYNXVILLE DAM 9           CRAWFORD                6.0
LANSING 4SE               ALLAMAKEE               5.6
VOLGA 1NE                 CLAYTON                 5.2
CLERMONT                  FAYETTE                 4.7
ELKADER 6SSW              CLAYTON                 4.3
NEW HAMPTON               CHICKASAW               4.0
CRESCO 1NE                HOWARD                  3.7
IONIA 2W                  CHICKASAW               3.0
ELMA                      HOWARD                  2.4
CHARLES CITY              FLOYD                   1.4
ST. ANSGAR                MITCHELL                1.0
OSAGE                     MITCHELL                0.5

SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA

WINONA DAM 5A             WINONA                  5.5
CALEDONIA                 HOUSTON                 4.0
LANESBORO                 FILLMORE                4.0
GOODVIEW                  WINONA                  3.8
MINNESOTA DAM 5           WINONA                  3.7
SPRING VALLEY 3E          FILLMORE                3.7
PRESTON                   FILLMORE                3.5
ALTURA 5W                 WINONA                  3.4
THEILMAN 1SSW             WABASHA                 3.0
GRAND MEADOW              MOWER                   2.1
NASHUA 2SW                CHICKASAW               2.0
WABASHA                   WABASHA                 2.0
BYRON 4N                  OLMSTED                 1.6
ELGIN 2SSW                WABASHA                 1.5
ROCHESTER AIRPORT 2NE     OLMSTED                 1.2
AUSTIN                    MOWER                   0.7

SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL WISCONSIN

HATFIELD                  JACKSON                 8.0
FRIENDSHIP                ADAMS                   6.9
LA CROSSE AIRPORT         LA CROSSE               6.2
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6         TREMPEALEAU             6.0
HOLMEN 2S                 LA CROSSE               5.8
LA FARGE                  VERNON                  5.6
RICHLAND CENTER 1NW       RICHLAND                5.5
LA CROSSE WFO             LA CROSSE               5.4
PLATTEVILLE 4NNW          GRANT                   5.3
ETTRICK 4NNW              TREMPEALEAU             5.2
GALESVILLE 3ENE           TREMPEALEAU             5.2
WARRENS 5WSW              MONROE                  5.2
LA CROSSE 4NNW            LA CROSSE               5.1
FOUR CORNERS              LA CROSSE               5.0
OSSEO                     TREMPEALEAU             5.0
STODDARD                  VERNON                  4.9
SINSINAWA                 GRANT                   4.8
BLAIR 2NW                 TREMPEALEAU             4.8
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN          CRAWFORD                4.8
STODDARD 5NNE             VERNON                  4.7
ONTARIO 3E                VERNON                  4.7
BLACK RIVER FALLS         JACKSON                 4.5
NEILLSVILLE 4NNE          CLARK                   4.5
HOLLAND                   LA CROSSE               4.2
SPARTA                    MONROE                  4.2
TUNNEL CITY 1S            MONROE                  4.2
RICHLAND CENTER 2NW       RICHLAND                4.1
VIROQUA                   VERNON                  4.1
MEDFORD                   TAYLOR                  4.0
INDEPENDENCE 3NE          TREMPEALEAU             4.0
WEST SALEM                LA CROSSE               3.8
LANCASTER 4WSW            GRANT                   3.7
CUBA CITY                 GRANT                   3.6
NECEDAH                   JUNEAU                  3.5
STEUBEN 4SE               CRAWFORD                3.3
READSTOWN 4NE             VERNON                  3.2
HILLSBORO 1SW             VERNON                  3.0
SOLDIERS GROVE            CRAWFORD                2.8
GENOA DAM 8               VERNON                  2.7
ALMA DAM 4                BUFFALO                 2.0
OWEN 2N                   CLARK                   1.8

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


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