January 14, 2014 Winter Storm 

Snowfall Map

Snowfall Reports

Peak Wind Gusts

Overview

An intense weather system moved through the region from late Monday, January 13th into the evening of January 14th.

Across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, snowfall totals were fairly light, but strong northwest winds gusting between 40 and 50 mph produced widespread blowing, drifting, and near white out conditions occasionally.

On the Wisconsin side, the snowfall was heavier, especially north of Interstate 90.  A heavy snow axis set up near and along Interstate 94 when the storm spiraled and slowed dropping a second area of heavy snow during the morning and early afternoon.  This led to numerous accidents, including some major pileups on Interstate 94.

Impacts:

  • Many schools delayed start, and then ended up closing.  Some schools let out early later in the day as well.
  • Hundreds of accidents occurred from the heavy snowfall rates in west central Wisconsin, while other accidents were caused by drifting snow or snow covered roads.
  • Some brief freezing rain fell over parts of northeast Iowa before changing over to all snow, which also produced difficult driving conditions.

Radar Loop January 13 (6 p.m.) to January 14 (1 p.m.)


Snowfall map from January 13-14

 


 Snowfall reports from January 13-14

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI

...JANUARY 13-14 SNOWFALL REPORTS...

LOCATION                      AMOUNT

...IOWA...

...ALLAMAKEE...
HARPERS FERRY                  3.0
WAUKON                         2.3

...CHICKASAW...
NEW HAMPTON                    3.5
IONIA 2W                       1.0

...CLAYTON...
GUTTENBERG                     2.5
STRAWBERRY POINT               2.0
MONONA WWTP                    1.8
MCGREGOR 4W                    1.5
GUTTENBERG DAM 10              1.1
ELKADER 6SSW                   0.9
EDGEWOOD                       0.5
VOLGA 1NE                      0.3

...FAYETTE...
FAYETTE                        1.7
ALPHA 1ENE                     1.3
OELWEIN 1W                     0.6

...FLOYD...
COLWELL                        1.3
CHARLES CITY                   0.9
NASHUA 2SW                     0.5

...HOWARD...
CRESCO 1NE                     1.9
ELMA                           1.8

...MITCHELL...
OSAGE                          1.5
ST ANSGAR                      1.4

...WINNESHIEK...
SATTRE 4S                      2.2
LOCUST 7SE                     2.1
DECORAH                        1.5

...MINNESOTA...

...DODGE...
PINE ISLAND 5WSW               2.2
MANTORVILLE 2SE                2.0

...FILLMORE...
MABEL                          2.2
SPRING VALLEY 3E               2.2
PETERSON 1S                    1.5
PRESTON                        1.3

...HOUSTON...
MOUND PRAIRIE 3ENE             4.0
LA CRESCENT 1N                 4.0
LA CRESCENT 3WSW               2.5
SPRING GROVE 4N                2.3
RENO 3SW                       1.7

...MOWER...
ADAMS                          2.0
AUSTIN - KAAL TV               1.3
AUSTIN                         1.0
BROWNSDALE                     1.0
AUSTIN WASTE WATER TREATMENT   0.7

...OLMSTED...
ELGIN 2SSW                     2.8
ROCHESTER                      2.5
ROCHESTER INTL AIRPORT         2.3
ROCHESTER AP 2NE               2.3
BYRON 4N                       1.3

...WABASHA...
WABASHA 5S                     5.5
WABASHA                        5.2
THEILMAN 1SSW                  4.4
LAKE CITY                      4.0
ZUMBRO FALLS 4SSW              2.5
PLAINVIEW                      2.0

...WINONA...
MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5           7.0
PICKWICK 2N                    6.7
WINONA DAM 5A                  6.0
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6              5.2
WINONA 4SE                     4.5
GOODVIEW                       3.7
ST CHARLES 5N                  3.6
ELBA 4SW                       3.6
ALTURA 5W                      3.3
ROLLINGSTONE                   3.0

...WISCONSIN...

...ADAMS...
FRIENDSHIP                     9.2
FRIENDSHIP 1WNW                8.9
MONROE CENTER 2ESE             6.7
ARKDALE                        6.1

...BUFFALO...
MONDOVI MIRROR LAKE            7.0
FOUNTAIN CITY                  6.3
MONDOVI                        6.0
ALMA DAM 4                     4.0

...CLARK...
NEILLSVILLE 3NNE               8.0
NEILLSVILLE 6N                 7.0
NEILLSVILLE 4NNE               6.5
VEEFKIND                       6.5
COLBY 4SW                      6.0
OWEN 2N                        5.8
LONGWOOD                       5.5
HUMBIRD 3NNW                   4.5
THORP                          4.0

...CRAWFORD...
DE SOTO 1SE                    7.1
LYNXVILLE DAM 9                5.0
4 N PLUGTOWN                   2.5
FERRYVILLE 4ESE                2.3
SOLDIERS GROVE                 2.2
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN               1.1

...GRANT...
LANCASTER 4WSW                 1.2
LANCASTER                      1.0
CUBA CITY                      0.7
DUBUQUE AREA                   0.5-0.9

...JACKSON...
MERRILLAN                      8.0
MATHER 3NW                     7.8
BLACK RIVER FALLS              7.0
BLACK RIVER FALLS 1SSW         6.9
MILLSTON                       6.5

...JUNEAU...
CAMP DOUGLAS 4N                6.5
NEW LISBON 2N                  5.0
MAUSTON                        3.0

...LA CROSSE...
LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT     6.5
LA CROSSE 4NNW                 5.9
WEST SALEM                     5.5
HOLMEN 2S                      5.5
LA CROSSE NWS OFFICE           5.3
HOLMEN 4N                      4.7
LA CROSSE 5SSE                 4.3
ONALASKA 2NW                   4.1

...MONROE...
FOUR CORNERS                  10.3
WARRENS 4WSW                   9.0
TOMAH                          7.5
TUNNEL CITY                    6.7
TUNNEL CITY 1S                 6.5
SPARTA                         3.8
WILTON 4E                      2.0

...RICHLAND...
BOAZ                           3.0
RICHLAND CENTER 1NW            2.5

...TAYLOR...
MEDFORD 1SSE                  11.0
LUBLIN                         6.0

...TREMPEALEAU...
OSSEO                          8.5
ETTRICK 4WNW                   6.2
INDEPENDENCE 3NE               5.0
WHITEHALL 2W                   5.0
GALESVILLE 3ENE                4.8

...VERNON...
WESTBY 3ENE                    6.1
VIROQUA                        4.8
STODDARD 2NE                   3.5
STODDARD 5NNE                  3.3
HILLSBORO WSW                  2.5
GENOA DAM 8                    2.5

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

 Peak Wind Gusts from January 14

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
418 AM CST WED JAN 15 2014

...PEAK WIND GUST REPORTS FROM JANUARY 14TH...

LOCATION                       SPEED     TIME/DATE       LAT/LON

...IOWA...

...CHICKASAW...
2 N IONIA                      44        0725 AM 01/14   43.07N/92.46W
3 SW RICHFIELD                 32        0215 PM 01/14   42.91N/92.10W

...FAYETTE...
OELWEIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      49        0755 AM 01/14   42.68N/91.97W

...FLOYD...
CHARLES CITY                   48        0735 AM 01/14   43.07N/92.61W

...MITCHELL...
SAINT ANSGAR                   34        0939 AM 01/14   43.38N/92.92W

...WINNESHIEK...
DECORAH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      43        0915 AM 01/14   43.28N/91.74W
4 E NORDNESS                   40        0705 AM 01/14   43.25N/91.70W

...MINNESOTA...

...DODGE...
2 E KASSON                     42        0715 AM 01/14   44.02N/92.71W
DODGE CENTER AIRPORT           37        0853 AM 01/14   44.02N/92.83W

...FILLMORE...
PRESTON FILLMORE COUNTY AIRPOR 44        0734 AM 01/14   43.68N/92.18W
2 ESE CANTON                   40        1110 AM 01/14   43.51N/91.88W
3 SSW LANESBORO                35        1028 AM 01/14   43.67N/92.00W

...MOWER...
1 ENE DEXTER                   44        0810 AM 01/14   43.73N/92.68W
AUSTIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT       40        0755 AM 01/14   43.66N/92.93W

...OLMSTED...
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPOR 45        0811 AM 01/14   43.91N/92.50W
MAYO HELIPAD                   44        0633 AM 01/14   44.02N/92.48W
2 SE EYOTA                     40        0950 AM 01/14   43.96N/92.21W

...WABASHA...
2 SSE KELLOGG                  35        0225 PM 01/14   44.28N/91.99W
1 NE BEAR VALLEY               33        1153 AM 01/14   44.32N/92.44W

...WINONA...
WINONA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT       39        0238 PM 01/14   44.08N/91.71W
1 E RIDGEWAY                   37        0425 PM 01/14   43.91N/91.54W

...WISCONSIN...

...CRAWFORD...
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN  AIRPORT      39        0835 AM 01/14   43.02N/91.12W
1 SW MOUNT STERLING            32        1012 AM 01/14   43.31N/90.94W

...GRANT...
PLATTEVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT  44        1135 AM 01/14   42.69N/90.44W
2 NE EAST DUBUQUE              30        1157 AM 01/14   42.52N/90.62W
BOSCOBEL AIRPORT               30        1122 AM 01/14   43.16N/90.67W

...JUNEAU...
NECEDAH                        34        0448 PM 01/14   44.03N/90.08W
VOLK FIELD AIRPORT             32        0614 PM 01/14   43.94N/90.25W

...LA CROSSE...
LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT     35        1254 PM 01/14   43.88N/91.26W

...MONROE...
2 N TOMAH                      31        0405 PM 01/14   44.02N/90.50W
SPARTA/FORT MC COY AIRPORT     30        0315 PM 01/14   43.96N/90.74W

...TAYLOR...
MEDFORD TAYLOR COUNTY AIRPORT  32        0355 PM 01/14   45.10N/90.30W

...TREMPEALEAU...
2 WSW GALESVILLE               31        0239 PM 01/14   44.07N/91.39W

...VERNON...
VIROQUA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      36        0335 PM 01/14   43.58N/90.90W

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

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