Winter Storm of January 30, 2013

Meteorological Overview Snowfall Map & Photos

Snowfall Totals

Wind Gusts

 Overview

A low pressure system lifted north out of the central Plains and through the Chicago area on January 30th, bringing moderate to heavy snowfall to the Upper Misssissippi River Valley region.

  • Blustery northwest winds gusting to 25 to 35 mph resulted in areas of blowing snow, especially across higher terrain and open areas.
  • The combination of snow and blowing snow reduced visibilities to a 1/4 mile at times, even in locations that only saw an inch or two of snowfall.
  • The system was a quick hitter, with the snow starting up between 2 and 4 am, then exiting to the east by 6 pm. However, much of the snow fell during the morning, greatly impacting the morning commute. 
  • Totals ranged from around 1 inch at Rochester MN, around 4 inches in Decorah, IA, around 5 inches in La Crosse, WI, and near 9 inches in Richland Center, WI.  See snowfall map, or snowfall totals below for more.

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Snowfall From January 30, 2013
Regional Radar Loop from 2am to 6pm, January 30 2013
 


 Snowfall Map / Photos

Snowfall From January 30, 2013

Temperature From January 30, 2013

Snowfall Totals

Surface Temperature (colors) and Pressure Loop from 12 pm Tuesday to 6 pm Wednesday. Pink ribbon=50F degrees, black ribbon=32F.


 Snowfall Reports

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
130 PM CST THU JAN 31 2013

...JANUARY 30 WINTER STORM SNOWFALL TOTALS...

LOCATION                       AMOUNT

IOWA

...ALLAMAKEE...
DORCHESTER                     5.5 IN
WAUKON 6ESE                    5.4 IN
WAUKON 8NW                     5.2 IN

...CHICKASAW...
NEW HAMPTON                    5.0 IN
IONIA                          3.0 IN

...CLAYTON...
MONONA 6E                      9.0 IN
GUTTENBERG DAM 10              8.0 IN
VOLGA 1NE                      7.9 IN
MONONA WWTP                    7.3 IN
ELKADER 6SSW                   6.5 IN
EDGEWOOD                       6.0 IN
STRAWBERRY POINT               5.8 IN

...FAYETTE...
1 W OELWEIN                   10.0 IN
WEST UNION                     6.5 IN
OELWEIN                        5.8 IN
CLERMONT                       4.6 IN
FAYETTE                        4.1 IN

...FLOYD...
CHARLES CITY                   2.4 IN

...HOWARD...
CRESCO 1NE                     4.0 IN
ELMA                           1.8 IN

...MITCHELL...
OSAGE                          2.1 IN
ST ANSGAR                      0.4 IN

...WINNESHIEK...
CALMAR                         5.8 IN
DECORAH                        4.0 IN

MINNESOTA

...FILLMORE...
SPRING VALLEY                  3.6 IN
PRESTON                        3.0 IN
LANESBORO                      2.2 IN

...HOUSTON...
LA CRESCENT 1N                 4.7 IN
MOUND PRAIRIE 3ENE             4.0 IN

...MOWER...
GRAND MEADOW                   1.0 IN
AUSTIN WWTP                    0.1 IN

...OLMSTED...
ROCHESTER INTL AIRPORT         1.1 IN

...WABASHA...
ELGIN 2SSW                     0.5 IN
THEILMAN                       0.5 IN

...WINONA...
WINONA                         4.7 IN
LA CRESCENT DAM 7              4.0 IN
WINONA DAM 5A                  3.0 IN
GOODVIEW                       3.0 IN
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6              2.5 IN
MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5           2.2 IN

WISCONSIN

...ADAMS...
FRIENDSHIP                     9.9 IN
ARKDALE                        7.6 IN
BIG FLATS                      7.5 IN

...BUFFALO...
ALMA DAM 4                     0.5 IN

...CLARK...
NEILLSVILLE 6N                 4.0 IN
NEILLSVILLE                    3.4 IN
ROCK DAM LAKE                  3.0 IN

...CRAWFORD...
STEUBEN                        7.8 IN
LYNXVILLE DAM 9                7.0 IN
FERRYVILLE                     6.5 IN
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN               6.4 IN

...GRANT...
PLATTEVILLE                    8.0 IN
FENNIMORE                      8.0 IN
BOSCOBEL                       8.0 IN
LANCASTER                      8.0 IN
CUBA CITY                      6.5 IN
DUBUQUE AREA                   5.8 IN
SINSINAWA                      5.5 IN

...JACKSON...
MATHER 2NW                     6.1 IN
BLACK RIVER FALLS 2NNE         5.5 IN
BLACK RIVER FALLS              4.8 IN

...JUNEAU...
MAUSTON                       10.0 IN
NEW LISBON 2N                  7.0 IN
BABCOCK AREA                   6.5 IN
CAMP DOUGLAS 4N                4.8 IN

...LA CROSSE...
LA CROSSE 5SE                  8.0 IN
LA CROSSE 3SE                  6.3 IN
WEST SALEM                     6.3 IN
ONALASKA 3E                    6.2 IN
LA CROSSE NWS                  5.5 IN
HOLMEN 2S                      5.2 IN
LA CROSSE MUN AIRPORT          5.0 IN
FRENCH ISLAND                  4.8 IN
HOLMEN 4N                      3.0 IN

...MONROE...
WARRENS 4WSW                   9.1 IN
TUNNEL CITY 1S                 7.7 IN
WILTON 4E                      6.8 IN
FOUR CORNERS                   6.0 IN
FORT MCCOY                     5.9 IN

...RICHLAND...
RICHLAND CENTER 1NW           11.5 IN
RICHLAND CENTER                8.8 IN
ITHACA 2S                      7.9 IN
GILLINGHAM                     6.8 IN

...TAYLOR...
WESTBORO                       3.0 IN
MEDFORD                        2.6 IN

...TREMPEALEAU...
GALESVILLE 3ENE                3.4 IN
INDEPENDENCE 3NE               3.0 IN
OSSEO                          2.8 IN
ARCADIA                        2.4 IN

...VERNON...
HILLSBORO                      9.0 IN
VIROQUA PUBLIC                 9.0 IN
STODDARD 2NE                   8.2 IN
ONTARIO                        7.1 IN
READSTOWN 4NE                  7.1 IN
WESTBY 3ENE                    7.1 IN
STODDARD 5NNE                  7.0 IN
GENOA DAM 8                    6.0 IN
VIROQUA COOP                   5.5 IN
$$

Wind Gusts

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1044 AM CST THU JAN 31 2013

...HIGHEST WINDS FROM JANUARY 30/31...

...LOCATION...                             ...TIME...     ...WIND...
1 ENE DEXTER (MOWER MN) (MNDOT)            531 PM JAN 30      41 MPH
MAYO HELIPAD (OLMSTED MN) (AWOS)           453 PM JAN 30      40 MPH
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT            133 PM JAN 30      38 MPH
2 E KASSON (DODGE MN) (1283 FT)(MNDOT)     504 PM JAN 30      38 MPH
CHARLES CITY (FLOYD IA) (993 FT)(AWOS)    1115 AM JAN 30      38 MPH
OELWEIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (FAYETTE IA)    1215 PM JAN 30      38 MPH
4 E NORDNESS (WINNESHIEK IA) (IADOT)      1204 PM JAN 30      37 MPH
2 N IONIA (CHICKASAW IA) (IADOT)           555 PM JAN 30      37 MPH
AUSTIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (MOWER MN)        615 PM JAN 30      36 MPH
DECORAH MUNICIPAL AIPRORT                 1255 PM JAN 30      35 MPH
PRESTON FILLMORE COUNTY AIRPORT            630 AM JAN 30      35 MPH
2 SSE KELLOGG (WABASHA MN) (MNDOT)         740 PM JAN 30      34 MPH
DODGE CENTER AIRPORT (DODGE MN) (AWOS)     554 AM JAN 30      33 MPH
1 E RIDGEWAY (WINONA MN) (MNDOT)           842 PM JAN 30      32 MPH
1 NE BEAR VALLEY (WABASHA MN)             1110 AM JAN 30      32 MPH
LA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT                214 PM JAN 30      32 MPH
WINONA MUNICPAL AIRPORT (WINONA MN)       1155 AM JAN 30      31 MPH
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN  AIRPORT (CRAWFORD WI)    135 PM JAN 30      31 MPH
VOLK FIELD AIRPORT (JUNEAU WI) (ASOS)      131 PM JAN 30      31 MPH
BOSCOBEL AIRPORT (GRANT WI) (ASOS)         213 PM JAN 30      30 MPH
1 SW LA CROSSE (LA CROSSE WI)              147 PM JAN 30      30 MPH
1 SW MOUNT STERLING (CRAWFORD WI)          202 PM JAN 30      30 MPH
2 WSW GALESVILLE (TREMPEALEAU WI)         1229 PM JAN 30      30 MPH
PLATTEVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT             1055 AM JAN 30      29 MPH
4 NW ROCHESTER (OLMSTED MN) (APRSWXNET)   1000 AM JAN 31      29 MPH
MEDFORD TAYLOR COUNTY AIRPORT              315 PM JAN 30      29 MPH
VIROQUA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (VERNON WI)      615 PM JAN 30      29 MPH
NECEDAH 1W (JUNEAU WI) (920 FT)(GOES)      448 PM JAN 30      29 MPH
2 NE EAST DUBUQUE (GRANT WI) (WIDOT)      1004 PM JAN 30      29 MPH
STOCKTON (WINONA MN) (APRSWXNET)           856 AM JAN 31      28 MPH
SPARTA/FORT MC COY AIRPORT (MONROE WI)     315 PM JAN 30      28 MPH
SAINT ANSGAR (MITCHELL IA) (APRSWXNET)     228 PM JAN 30      27 MPH
3 NE LUBLIN (TAYLOR WI) (1316 FT)(RAWS)    214 AM JAN 30      26 MPH
1 ENE BOSCOBEL (GRANT WI) (RAWS)           303 PM JAN 30      26 MPH
SAINT ANSGAR (MITCHELL IA) (IEM)           217 PM JAN 30      26 MPH
2 N TOMAH (MONROE WI) (990 FT)(WIDOT)      500 PM JAN 30      25 MPH
BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA AIRPORT             215 PM JAN 30      25 MPH


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.

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